Design data collection tools and develop mobile data collection applications in open source and commercial platforms for census, survey and research.
Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) is an interviewing technique in which the respondent or interviewer uses an electronic device to answer the questions. It is similar to computer-assisted telephone interviewing, except that the interview takes place in person instead of over the telephone. This method is usually preferred over a telephone interview when the questionnaire is long and complex. It has been classified as a personal interviewing technique because an interviewer is usually present to serve as a host and to guide the respondent. If no interviewer is present, the term Computer-Assisted Self Interviewing (CASI) may be used.
Characteristics of this interviewing technique are:
The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a public domain software package for entering, editing, tabulating and disseminating census and survey data. CSPro is user-friendly, yet powerful tool to handle the most complex applications. CSPro supports data collection on Android devices (phones and tablets) and can be used by a wide range of people from non-technical staff assistants to senior demographers and programmers.
For More Details: https://www.census.gov/data/software/cspro.html
KoBo Toolbox is an open source data collection tool for use in challenging environments. KoBo Toolbox is simple, robust and powerful tools for data collection. KoBo Toolbox supports data collection on Android and iOS devices (phones, tablets and laptops).
For More Details: https://www.kobotoolbox.org/
Open Data Kit (or ODK for short) is an open-source suite of tools that helps organizations author, collect, and manage mobile data collection solutions. ODK is open-source and standards-based tools which are easy to try, easy to use, easy to modify and easy to scale.
For More Details: https://opendatakit.org/
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data (including 21 CRF Part 11, FISMA, and HIPAA-compliant environments), it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.
For More Details: https://www.project-redcap.org/