Seven Tips For More Efficient Mobile Data Collection Surveys

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Smartphones and tablet computers simplify the process of data collection in the field and can significantly improve data accuracy and business efficiency. With the use of mobile devices in the workplace continuing to increase – a Citrix report estimates that 89% of organizations will offer mobile workstyles by 2020 – it appears that the use of smartphones and tablet computers for data collection surveys will become more and more prevalent. 

For maximum efficiency, however, it is essential for an organization to create a useful and well-designed survey that captures the essential data vital to making well-informed business decisions. Here are seven considerations that should be taken into account when your employees create a survey on a mobile device platform: [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Mobile Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation in Rural Areas

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Mobile technology for monitoring and evaluation is quickly taking the place of traditional methods of collecting and using information.

The traditional paper and pencil approach to collecting data in the field and for monitoring and evaluation of projects in rural areas are time consuming and susceptible to human error.

The increased efficiency and accuracy of information and communication technologies (ICT) for mobile data collection are now improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health, human rights, economic studies, education, agricultural development projects, wildlife conservation and other important issues regarding the environment, climate change and many more. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Surveys and Data Collection are Influenced by Survey Questions

mobile-data-collection-devicesSurveys and data collection can be a complicated and time-consuming project. There are several tricks however that you and your organization can learn in order to cut down on wasted time and to get the responses you are looking for. Doing research requires a lot of time and the one thing that you don’t want to have to do is go back to your mobile data collection device and reword your surveys because you did not optimize them. Accuracy and precision are ideal when trying to conduct a survey and when doing research. Structuring your questions wisely as well as writing questions that are simple and to the point are steps critical to successful data gathering. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.