Qualitative Data in Kinaki

Let’s look at how you can use various features in Kinaki for your Qualitative Data.

Manual Results Input (MRI) forms can be a useful tool in this case!

Although analysis of qualitative data is not possible in Kinaki, analyzed or coded data can be brought into Kinaki and organized neatly and added to reports. You can add more detail and information about the data and share it with team members or others outside your organization.

You can bring qualitative data into Kinaki, using MRI forms, since the data will be collected and analyzed outside of Kinaki.

On the Design Project tab, under MEL Design, as you add details for the Data Collection Tool, choose ‘Manual Result Input’ as the data collection tool to be able to choose Bring Only Results, on the Data Collection tab. You can learn more about how to setup the MRI forms here.

Let’s look at an example of a data collection tool and an associated indicator, to see how information or narrative can be added in Kinaki for qualitative data.

The Manual Result Input form, gives us the option of adding details or information while filling the form. In the Kinaki Demo Project, the MRI form is setup for the data collection tool: Focus group discussions with Girls and Boys.

The MRI form (as shown below) allows you to enter the narrative or details in the ‘Result Detail’ box.

On the Analyze Data tab, you can see how the narrative will be displayed for all data collection cycles. Choose the relevant indicator, after selection your DCT from the drop down menu, to look at the details. Let’s look at indicator 1200.2:

As you scroll down to the Results section, you will see the details in the Result’s Narrative column. For this indicator we have two data cycles in, and currently we are looking at the Mid-term data.

Additional information or images, can be added to the Result Analysis section, if you scroll down further. Once you are done, click on Save.

In addition to the MRI form, znother option is to collect qualitative data through Kinaki by using Online Forms. You will choose ‘Text Type’ of question in the Online Form to collect responses. The data must be exported outside Kinaki for analysis. Once that is done, the data can be brought back into Kinaki through Manual Results Input (MRI) forms, as show above.

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