Tag Archives: data collection

The Benefits of MDC for Field Work

Historically, there have been several obstacles to effective field data collection. Cost, time, delays, and potential inaccuracy inherent in paper collection techniques could severely hamper the efforts of even the… The Benefits of MDC for Field Work

Jul 10, 2017 read more

Getting More Data for Less Money

Remote Data Collection Comes of Age More data for less money.  That sounds like an unrealistic expectation – but in a recent blog post, we noted that the unprecedented rollout… Getting More Data for Less Money

Aug 15, 2016 read more

Four Phases of Field Data: Tech Transforming Data Collection

Since the days of ancient Egypt, we’ve seen that organizations and societies want to acquire data.  Modern technologies, though, are helping to displace “papyrus-based” data collection with more efficient alternatives… Four Phases of Field Data: Tech Transforming Data Collection

Aug 4, 2016 read more

3 Simple Ways to Increase Data Quality

Yes, We’re Talking About You If your organization gathers field data as part of its work, whether that is in the form of periodic surveys (e.g. household surveys) or continuous… 3 Simple Ways to Increase Data Quality

Jun 14, 2016 read more

The Power of Data to Drive Social Change: Some Examples

It’s often said that “what matters gets measured, and what gets measured gets done.” As technology becomes more powerful, more accessible, and more customizable than ever before, measuring of activities,… The Power of Data to Drive Social Change: Some Examples

Jun 8, 2016 read more

Magpi iSMS: Crowdsourcing and More!

Heard about iSMS? If you haven’t heard, Magpi now has a variety of options to let you collect data via SMS, including iSMS (interactive SMS). In a previous post we… Magpi iSMS: Crowdsourcing and More!

Sep 28, 2015 read more

Magpi Structured SMS: Simple Data in a Single Text

  Easy data reporting, with or without a smartphone app Most data collection with Magpi is occurring on smart phones and tablets.  That provides a lot of data quality control, and… Magpi Structured SMS: Simple Data in a Single Text

Sep 21, 2015 read more

Magpi iSMS: Quality Data, No App Required

Collecting complex field data, with apps or without The folks at Magpi have been enabling mobile electronic data collection for a long, long time. Most of that data collection is… Magpi iSMS: Quality Data, No App Required

Sep 8, 2015 read more

Magpi: “a sexy tool that works”

Magpi users at Pact International have posted a great piece on their use of Magpi in Vietnam.  They noted that using Magpi “means staff across all offices have faster access… Magpi: “a sexy tool that works”

Jan 19, 2015 read more