Data Collection


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Mobile data collection is the use of mobile technology for surveys, surveillance and monitoring. These field activities may be well served by the portability, communication speed, and computing capacity of mobile devices. Mobile data collection can draw from various sources who may not otherwise be able to participate. This section provides exemplary resources specifically on interviewer-administered and self-administered data collection.

Resources include guides on mobile data collection, planning considerations on evidence and lessons learned, as well as examples and evaluations of mobile data collection organized by type. At this early stage of mobile data collection, limited or mixed evidence is available for effectiveness in developing countries.