How to use Scanbot to collect and organise field data

How to use Scanbot to collect and organise field data

This post is a break from my current series looking at tools to visualise data.  Instead I'll write about a tool that you may find useful to collect and organise data from the field.

If you're working at a larger scale across multiple sites then it's really important to collect your data in a more structured and standardised way.  If you don't the work involved in aggregating and analysing it is very significant.  This is an area that we specialise in helping with.

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Best practices for designing data collection forms

Best practices for designing data collection forms

In the last blog post I looked at some key features to consider when looking for forms technology to help collect data.  However, regardless of which tool you choose, there are some basic usability issues to consider when designing your forms.  Following best practices for designing data collection forms can save your colleagues time when entering data and can also play a key role in ensuring that the data entered is accurate and of high quality.

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What features to look for with mobile and web-based forms?

What features to look for with mobile and web-based forms?

Have you considered using web and mobile based forms to collect data for your development programme?  There are numerous benefits to switching, including significant time savings, higher quality data and of course faster access to your data.  Not to mention of course savings on printing, transporting and storing lots of paper.

If you're thinking of making the switch then read on for some tips on key features to look out for when selecting technology to help you create and collect data via mobile and web based forms.

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