Remote Data Collection: Three Ways to Rethink How You Collect Data in the Field

December 07, 2016 by

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As mobile devices have gotten less and less expensive – and as millions worldwide have climbed out of poverty – it’s become quite common to see a mobile phone in every person’s hand, or at least in every family, and this means that we can utilize an additional approach to data collection that were simply not possible before. In addition to "go-to-field," Magpi also enables "get-from-field": people already living or working in remote sites can send information via IVR (interactive voice response) or SMS (or via an app if their device supports apps).