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Four Phases of Field Data: Tech Transforming Data Collection for Development

Joel Selanikio ON 21 marzo 2013

  Phase 1: In the Beginning There Was Paper Since the beginning of what we now call international development, we have relied on the collection of data using paper forms.  Today, because of the technologies available to us, the  field is beginning to undergo tremendous changes.  In a sense, paper-based data collection was “phase 1″: health workers carrying huge stacks of paper forms to the field in a process that was difficult and time-consuming. Not to mention environmentally disastrous: ever think about how many trees have been sacrificed to get…