Journey #3: The Data Collection Process

In this journey we will take an overview of all aspects of collecting data for your project.

This section builds on Project Design. Be sure to check out the learning journey below!

Navigating the Data Collection Section

Start by selecting Collect Data from the Main Menu on the left-hand side of your page and get started!

The menu along the top gives you the important features of Collect Data, including QuestionsDesignerData Collection, and Data Management pages.

Creating A Questionnaire

Within Questions page, you will be able to formulate the questions or statements you will use for each of your data collection tools (DCTs).

For example, if you decided to conduct a survey with adolescent males and females, you navigate to the Data Collection from the Main Menu and on the Questions page select the respective Data Collection Tool.  

This is where you now create the questions that will be part of that survey.

You can start adding questions related to indicators that are informed by this Data Collection Tool and then add other questions, like demographics.

You can also import questions from Excel or Kobo/ODK.

Designing Question Logic

The Designer page allows to order the questions and set a logical flow through the survey or form and helps you to visualize your DCT.

You can drag and drop the questions you’ve created in the flow and formation that you want to see.

Data Collection & Management

The Data Collection page is where you select how to deploy your DCT: This is where you choose if you’re going to use a paper survey, an online form, or something else.

Here you can also create a links to your DCT or import data collected elsewhere.

Within Data Management page, you can review and clean-up the collected data or import and export or merge entire datasets from your various tools, organize them, and submit them for analysis.

Next Steps

Be sure to check out the recording of our Webinar where we give an overview of these features.

You’re well on your way to collecting your data – and once you’ve done that, you can move onto analyzing and reporting!

Have you watched our Overview video yet? Or explored the Demo Project video series? Both will give you even better understanding of how Kinaki works, and how you can be most efficient and effective with your time working in Kinaki.

Feel free to get started collected data, or explore another Learning Journey.

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