About this webinar:
The wide-spread availability of phone-based communications, and the increasing availability of smartphones and tablets offers international development researchers, practitioners, and students an array of new tools and techniques for collecting field data. This includes new methods for administering surveys that can improve upon traditional pen and paper surveys with novel, real-time, electronic data capture. As adoption of ICTs by development researchers and organizations becomes more widespread, additional uses have emerged – from data collection for monitoring, visualization, and analysis.
Sponsored by the Development Impact Lab and Engineering for Change, the Mobile Data Collection Webinar Series will provide participants with an introduction to a sample of survey software tools transforming the collection of data for international development research and how they might implement each tool within their own work.
SurveyCTO is a product that helps you to capture, transport, and process data collected during personal interviews (i.e., it helps you with what is called Computer Assisted Personal Interviews, or CAPI). It’s designed for field settings with no (or limited) connectivity. Whether you’re collecting data as part of an impact evaluation, academic survey research, project M&E, an mHealth application, or market research, SurveyCTO can make your job easier.
Faizan Diwan leads all customer-related efforts at Dobility, Inc., including training and supporting existing users of SurveyCTO, onboarding new users and helping organizations figure out what digital data collection system can meet their needs best. Prior to working at Dobility, Inc., he spent several years as a Research Manager for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Kenya, where he led multiple large-scale impact evaluations and helped lead IPA Kenya’s efforts to shift from paper-based to tablet-based surveys. He has lived and worked in Pakistan, the US, Kenya, and Zambia.