We use unique, custom-built tools to give us the edge
We have extensive experience in collecting data though platforms like SurveyCTO. This experience also enables us facilitate remote data collection.
We carefully preserve raw data, well annotated codes that we use data management, data cleaning and data analysis, and all activity logs starting from enumerators training to data preparation. For data management and cleaning we use Stata codes that are written in a reproducible manner with appropriate annotations.
To ensure data privacy and data security we implement data encryption in every step from data collection to data storage. We make sure Personal Identification Information (PIIs) are well protected.
During data collection we frequently scrutinize data near-real-time to check for any inconsistency. We use Stata codes to efficiently check data during surveys and make sure the survey team rectify any problems found in data as early as possible.
To ensure enumerators are collecting data carefully, the surveys are randomly spotchecked by supervisors or research teams. Additionally, separate teams conduct additional survey with the same respondents using shorter versions of the questionnaires. This backcheck data can be used to make comparison with the actual survey data to find out any systematic differences in interviews.
We randomly record different parts conversations from the interviews so that a team of audio auditors can listen to them and find out if the enumerators are conducting the interviews following the appropriate protocols.