Better and Timely Data Collection Analysis and Visualization using ODK SPSS Stata R and QGIS

Course date: 25/01/2021 to 12/02/2021 Duration: 10 Days Course fee: USD 1,600, KES 120,000

Introduction

Evidenced based policies for sustainable development and better lives call for better data. Improving the capacity of people involved in data collection, analysis and report writing in ensuring quality data is of significance. Following the changing data environment from use of paper in capturing data to use of digital innovation, there is need to train actors involved in data collection to help them adapt to the upcoming innovations and technologies. Some of the data that are collected through the new technologies include geospatial data, mobile phone, administrative data and citizen-generated data among others. This 10 days course will equip participants with knowledge on research design, designing data collection tools in mobile data collection enabled software, GIS and remote sensing, exporting data to various data collection software, data analysis and interpretation.

Duration

10 days

Who should attend?

  • Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • NGO and civil society staffs
  • Educators
  • Post graduate students
  • Private sector representatives
  • Media staffs
  • Civil Society Organizations

Learning Objectives

At the end of training participants will:

  • Understand various data collection techniques and data processing methods
  • Design data collection tools in google phone/ ODK/CTO/ CSpro (participants’ choice)
  • Learn how to use mobile phones in  data collection(Open data Kit/CTO/CSpro)
  • Learn how to integrate socio economic data with GPS coordinates
  • Learn how to draw maps using ArcGIS among other software
  • Learn how to analyze and visualize data with the aid of GIS techniques

 

Module 1: Statistical Concepts

  • Types of data
  • Data Structures and types of variables
  • Overviews of software used to digitize paper data collection tools (ODK/CTO/)
  • Comparative analysis of various software used to digitize paper data collection tools (ODK/CTO)

 

Module 2: Mobile Data gathering

  • Benefits of Mobile Applications
  • Data and types of Data
  • Introduction to  common mobile based data collection platforms

 

Module 3: Managing devices

  • Challenges of Data Collection
  • Data aggregation, storage and dissemination
  • Questionnaire Design 

Module 4: Getting started in ODK/CTO

  • Types of questions
  • Data types for each question
  • Types of questionnaire or Form logic
  • Extended data types geoid, image and multimedia

Survey Authoring and Preparation of mobile phone for data collection

  • Survey Authoring
  • ODK Collect applications: Installing, Configuring the device (Mobile Phones) and uploading the form into the mobile devices

 

Module 5: Designing forms and advanced survey authoring

  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • New data types
  • Notes and dates
  • Multiple choice Questions
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Hints and Metadata

 Advanced survey Authoring

  • Conditional Survey Branching
  • Required questions
  • Constraining responses
  • Skip: Asking Relevant questions
  • The specify other
  • Grouping questions
  • Skipping many questions at once (Skipping a section)
  • Repeating a set of questions
  • Special formatting
  • Making dynamic calculations

Hosting survey data (Online)

  • ODK Aggregate
  • Uploading the questionnaire to the server

Module 6: Introduction to concepts of GIS and remote sensing

  • Spatial data collection techniques
  • Using GPS
  • Using GPS utility software for managing and downloading and managing data
  • Working with data from different sources

 

Module7: Attributes manipulation in GIS

  • GIS software
  • GIS system installation and setup
  • GIS Data sources and types
  • Using Mobile Phones for GIS data collection(ODK and KoBoToolbox
  • Importing GPS data to Quantum GIS

Module 8: Visualizing data

  • Understand map layers in GIS
  • Composing a GIS layout from GIS layers
  • Difference between a map and a layout
  • Navigate maps

Module 9: Bringing tabular/spreadsheet data into a GIS (Excel, SPSS, Access )

  • Connecting visual map features and tabular data
  • Selecting subsets of map features from geo processing
  • Finding map features
  • Use data sorting records and labeling features to produce information
  • Key elements of a map
  • Composing a map

Module 10: Data interpretation and report writing

  • Different research outputs
  • Writing different research outputs from analysed data (case studies, success stories, policy briefs, evidence briefs, journal articles e.t.c)

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

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

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

 

TRAINING FEE

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

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

 

 

 

Course Date: 25/01/2021 to 12/02/2021 Duration: 10 Days Course fee: USD 1,600 , KES 120,000
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