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Data Management Solutions

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Data is at the core of everything in life. It is only through its acquisition and sound analysis that individuals, governments, and corporations can make decisions that are beneficial to human existence.

 

M&E SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

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Monitoring and Evaluation plays a Key role towards the sustainability of projects and programmes.  we have sought to play a significant role in the process through providing M&E solutions.

 

Mobile Phone Based Data Collection Using ODK and Mapping Training

INTRODUCTION


The exercise of data collection remains indispensable in capturing quality evidence that then translates to rich data analysis and allows the building of a convincing and credible answer to questions that have been posed. With different organizations, professional, Programmes and projects collecting data regularly to evaluate and monitor progress and performance, best practices of data collection are more needed than ever to ensure that data gathered are both defined and accurate and that subsequent decisions based on arguments embodied in the findings are valid. Mobile Phone Based Data Collection using ODK has been acknowledged worldwide by researchers, non-governmental organizations, relief agencies and health ministries among other organization as very useful and convenient data collection method substituting paper-based data collection method. This training will give the participant the ability to put in place all the pieces required for a mobile data collection system.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


This is a general training targeting participants undertaking projects, surveys, programs or other related activities which involve the gathering of data. No prior Knowledge of mobile data collection is required.

DURATION


5 days.

COURSE OBJECTIVES


The training is aimed at introducing and equipping participants with skills in;

  • Designing & building a form using ODK Build
  • Uploading the form to aggregate & send to Android phone
  • Setting up aggregate server
  • Mobile data collection using ODK
  • Submitting completed data to aggregate server
  • Exporting data from ODK aggregate as CSV
  • Importing ODK - CSV file into statistical applications
  • Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)

Module I: General Introduction

  • Introduction to mobile phone data collection
  • Common mobile based data collection platforms
  • Advantages of Mobile Applications
  • Challenges
  • Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination
  • Understanding question types forming a questionnaire
    • Numbering (integer, decimal, string)
    • Text and notes
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Ranking questions
    • Extended data types geoid, image, videos etc

Module II: Introduction to Open Data Kit ODK

  • Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)
    • ODK Form (Basic format of XLSForm)
    • ODK Collect Application Interface
    • ODK Aggregate
    • ODK Manage
  • ODK platforms and formats
  • Downloading and install ODK Collect into mobile devices or using APK file

Module III: Designing and creating Forms I

  • Creating ODK Collect Forms
    • Downloading forms;
    • Creating ODK Data CollectForm using Excel: Preparing your sheets
      • Survey sheet
      • Choices sheet
      • Settings sheet
  • ODK build;

-        Creating and Publishing forms to Agregate or XML

  • Designing forms directly on:
    • ODK Build
    • Koboform builder
    • PurcForms

Module III: Designing and creating Forms II

  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • Creating XLS forms manually based on;
    • Types of questions
    • Question's caption or prompt
    • Repetitive Questions
    • Restrictions on the kinds of answers to can enter
  • Constraints & Skips
  • Validate Form

Module IV: ODK Aggregate Server

  • Setting up own aggregate server using Google App Engine
  • Configuring ODK Aggregate Server
  • How to Create Own Server
  • Uploading the form to aggregate server
  • Submitting completed data to aggregate server
  • Exporting data from ODK Aggregate as CSV
  • Importing ODK – CSV file into statistical applications

Module V: Transform data and Using GPS Coordinates for Mapping/Visualizing

  • Downloading data directly from Aggregate
  • Outputting data through;
    • Google Spreadsheet
    • Google Fusion Tables
  • Exporting GPS Coordinates (Google maps) to Fusion Tables
  • Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)
  • Exporting data to Fusion Tables using QGIS
  • Integrating Digital Data Collection into a Survey Plan

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

REQUIREMENTS


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

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Mob: +254 7739167709

PAYMENT


Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLATION POLICY


  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.

COURSE PROVISIONS


  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training

FORCE MAJEURE


  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-03-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-03-2018 4:00 pm
Cut off date 28-02-2018
Individual Price $600.00
Location Versed Training Facilities, Nairobi Kenya
$600.00
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