Research Design, SurveyCTO Mobile Data Collection, GIS Mapping, Data Analysis using NVIVO and STATA

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New developments in data science offer a tremendous opportunity to improve decision-making. In the development world, there has been an increase in the number of data gathering initiative such as baseline surveys, Socio-Economic Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Nutrition Surveys, Food Security Surveys, Program Evaluation Surveys, Employees, customers and vendor satisfaction surveys, and opinion polls among others, all intended to provide data for decision making.
It is essential that these efforts go beyond merely generating new insights from data but also to systematically enhance individual human judgment in real development contexts. How can organizations better manage the process of converting the potential of data science to real development outcomes This ten days hands-on course is tailored to put all these important consideration into perspective. It is envisioned that upon completion, the participants will be empowered with the necessary skills to produce accurate and cost effective data and reports that are useful and friendly for decision making.
It will be conducted using SurveyCTO, GIS, NVIVO and STATA

2 Weeks

• Understand and appropriately use statistical terms and concepts
• Design and Implement universally acceptable Surveys
• Convert data into various formats using appropriate software
• Use mobile data gathering tools such as SurveyCTO
• Use GIS software to plot and display data on basic maps
• Qualitative data analysis using NVIVO
• Workflow use commands in STATA
• Manage, edit and structure large databases in STATA
• Generating descriptive statistics in STATA
• Creating powerful publication-quality graphs in STATA
• Data Analysis/Estimations in STATA
• Write reports from survey data
• Put strategies to improve data demand and use in decision making

This is a general course targeting participants with elementary knowledge of Statistics from Agriculture, Economics, Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Education, Medical or public health professionals among others who already have some statistical knowledge, but wish to be conversant with the concepts and applications of statistical modeling.

Module1: Basic statistical terms and concepts

• Introduction to statistical concepts
• Descriptive Statistics
• Inferential statistics

Module 2: Research Design
• The role and purpose of research design
• Types of research designs
• The research process
• Which method to choose?
• Exercise: Identify a project of choice and developing a research design

Module 3: Survey Planning, Implementation and Completion
• Types of surveys
• The survey process
• Survey design
• Methods of survey sampling
• Determining the Sample size
• Planning a survey
• Conducting the survey
• After the survey
• Exercise: Planning for a survey based on the research design selected

Module 4: Introduction to SurveyCTO
• Introduction and Key Concepts
• Overview of ODK and Kobotolbox
• Advantages of SurveyCTO
• Key Features of SurveyCTO
• Case studies on use of SurveyCTO

Module 5: SurveyCTO Server
• Components of SurveyCTO
• Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination
• Setting up a SurveyCTO server
• Managing users & user roles

Module 6: Setting Up SurveyCTO Collect App
• Installing SurveyCTO collect from google play store
• Configuring SurveyCTO collect app
• SurveyCTO Collect Application Interface

Module 7: SurveyCTO Online Form builder
• Creating a form
• Input types
• Adding question to Form
• Form logics
• Import and export forms

Module 8: Building Forms using XLSForms
• Introduction to xlsform designer
• Components of XlSForm
• Question types
• Handling constraints and required options
• Form skip logic
• Form Operators and Functions
• Grouping Questions
• Settings Worksheet
• Importing xlsforms to surveyCTO server

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Date: 20 January 2020 to 31 January 2020
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Venue: Foscore Development Training Center, Lusaka

Contact: Jackson Munene
Company name: Foscore Development Center
Telephone number: +254712260031
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