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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

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“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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5 Tips For Designing More Effective Questionnaires

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“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.” – Claude Lévi-Strauss You are probably familiar with the computer science concept GIGO. GIGO stands for Garbage In Garbage Out, and it simply means that bad input produces bad output. In order to make sound, data-driven decisions, it is important…
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How Hoji powers the decision-making value chain

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“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” – Michelle Obama Mobile data collection these days is not exactly an uncrowded field. If you are looking to collect data for your next project via mobile, you have a wide variety of solutions to choose from. This is both a good and a…
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Real-time Election Monitoring

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“It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.” – Tom Stoppard It’s election season, and we are participating! As a company, we pride ourselves in using mobile technology to help organizations collect better quality data, more efficiently. During this season, we’re offering real-time election monitoring to candidates running for political office. Campaign secretariats have to manage huge…
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