Practical Insights on Data Collection

How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

Published on: May 15 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices
Informed consent is recognized as an integral part of responsible data practices by international development and humanitarian organizations. Much debate, however,...
Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 13 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
As a social enterprise funded through user fees from hundreds of different organizations, we at Dobility have an unusual degree of freedom: for the most part, we...
The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

Published on: Nov 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development
Are you mobile data collection curious? Do you have colleagues who always ask you how to collect qualitative and quantitative data using mobile devices? Or do you...
How to Stop Content Death in Facebook Groups and Save Critical Program Knowledge

How to Stop Content Death in Facebook Groups and Save Critical Program Knowledge

Published on: Aug 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
In the past couple of years, Cambodia has truly embraced the digital age with open arms and poised thumbs. In 2017, the nation of only 16 million was home to an...
Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive

Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive

Published on: Feb 28 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 5 Comments
We live in the era of Big Data. That’s not a new statement, it’s not even an exciting one. But there’s an implicit finger wag in there as the statement relates...
We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect

We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect

Published on: Oct 05 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect
In today’s world, there is no question of the power of data. Some people consider data the new gold, and even associate some of the data processes with metallurgy...
9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

Published on: Aug 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data
With “Data Scientist” being hailed as the sexiest job of the 21st century, there has been an influx of “big data” companies, visualization tools, and other...
Be a Data Visualization Expert with TechChange’s Online Diploma Program

Be a Data Visualization Expert with TechChange’s Online Diploma Program

Published on: Aug 09 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Be a Data Visualization Expert with TechChange’s Online Diploma Program
Are you looking for ideas and support around a new project? Do you want new skills to do your current job better? Or are you trying to break into the ICT4D job...
What Data Do Our Constituents Want to Count?

What Data Do Our Constituents Want to Count?

Published on: Jul 27 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What Data Do Our Constituents Want to Count?
Here is an interesting idea from Amanda Makulec that merits pondering: Let’s ask users: “What do YOU want to count?” instead of just collecting...
Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Published on: May 10 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?
You’ve proudly collected data on thousands of constituents, and you are using it to improve your programs. Great! You are ahead of your peers who may not...