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A smarter way to handle missing values

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“You can decorate absence however you want – but you’re still gonna feel what’s missing.” – Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference In a previous post, we identified “missing data” as one of 4 data collection mistakes to avoid. We also made some suggestions on how to deal with information that is not available. With particular reference…
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Understanding GPS for Mobile Data Collection

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Riddle of Strider One of the key motivators for field researchers who choose mobile data collection is the ability to collect rich digital information that simply cannot be collected through pen and paper. Handheld phones have come a long way since their…
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A refreshed new UI!

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

“Good design is like a refrigerator – when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” – Irene Au We at Hoji have always prided ourselves in making technology that is pleasant and easy to use. But even a good thing can be made better. Although we are always making new…
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4 Field Data Collection Mistakes to Avoid

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“In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming, Statistician Development organizations and research consultants routinely collect field-based data for research and M&E. Ultimately, this data is used for evidence-based decision-making in order to optimize interventions and maximize project impact. In this post, we’ll run through 4 common mistakes made in…
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How to Analyze and Visualize your Survey Data

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

“To find signals in data, we must learn to reduce the noise – not just the noise that resides in the data, but also the noise that resides in us.” – Stephen Few Last month, we¬†discussed some tips on how to design more effective questionnaires. In today’s post, we’ll walk through a few¬†basic ideas on…
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