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5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your M&E

The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) process is turning into a spry new creature with technology. With increasing emphasis on real-time feedback, more rigorous data collection, and quantifiable results, the spread and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in monitoring and evaluation — ‘ICT4M&E’ in short — has sparked massive interest,…
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Is Researcher Bias Distorting Your Survey Results?

Obtaining reliable data and actionable information is a difficult task. Every step of the process — from survey design to implementation to analysis — leaves margin for error. Survey designers are human with inherent viewpoints and unconscious habits of thought. While we all rely on and benefit from mental shortcuts, pre-established understanding…
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Realm
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Why Realm?

Realm is a mobile database framework for iOS and Android. It is designed as a replacement for SQLITE and Core Data. I stumbled upon the Realm database while looking for a better database for Collect, our mobile-based data collection tool. It has a complex database structure for saving and retrieving of…
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Collect ChangeBlog for Android: Real-Time Analysis on Android

Welcome to the Collect changeblog. Here’s where we try and keep you – our users – updated with all the product changes, and explain to you how they’d affect your Data Collection processes. This week’s release 1.0.9 is a mixed bag of surprises and long awaited features. This release should definitely…
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