Posts Tagged ‘Data Collection’:

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...
Please RSVP Now for MERL Tech 2017 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Please RSVP Now for MERL Tech 2017 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Published on: Apr 19 2017 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now for MERL Tech 2017 and Submit Your Session Ideas
Please sign up to present, register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2017 on September 7-8, 2017 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage...
If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

Published on: Mar 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Way back in 2001, Satellife pioneered the use of PDA’s for health-related data collection in Uganda and Kenya. In the 15 years since, Satellife became the...
What Is The True Cost of Collecting Performance Indicator Data?

What Is The True Cost of Collecting Performance Indicator Data?

Published on: Sep 23 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We had a fascinating conversation a few weeks ago with a medical doctor who runs an HIV clinic in Tanzania. He offered an anecdote that powerfully illustrates an...
Big Data Needs to be Open Data

Big Data Needs to be Open Data

Published on: Aug 15 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
  Big data. We hear about it regularly, but for someone who is a bit of a techno-slug, who moves at a slow pace of adoption, I wonder sometimes just where all this...
Why M&E Is LAME (Or Should Be…)

Why M&E Is LAME (Or Should Be…)

Published on: Oct 29 2015 by Matt Haikin - 4 Comments
M&E is lame…  As is MEL, MERL, MEAL, PME, and PM&E. Why do we do M&E?  To improve our work surely; but how do we improve? By learning what works,...