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Vietnam August 2007 PDA Assessment for Save the Children USA

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Vietnam PDA mobile data collection survey education data database

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  • 1. Mobile Data Collection Assessment - Summary Vietnam CO - August 2007
  • 2. Mobile Data Collection Assessment - Summary Vietnam CO - August 2007 Objective for Vietnam CO: Conduct an assessment using mobile data collection technology using Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s) Provide training in use of the hardware and software and evaluate with in-field visit. - Consultancy provided by Westport IT
  • 3. Mobile Data Collection Assessment - Summary Vietnam CO Activities Tuesday - Wednesday Hanoi Office – Hardware and software training for M&E and IT personnel Thursday - Friday Thanh Hoa Office – Hardware and software training for Health Workers (HW) Field testing of PDA forms by HW Monday Hanoi Office – Final training and exit review
  • 4. Hanoi CO Training
  • 5. Mobile Data Collection Assessment - Summary CO Training Plan Health Questionnaire paper form review Advanced topics with form design software – linked databases Lack of language (accents) on PDA answer keyboard Scripting challenges – skip questioning Software installation issue on laptop
  • 6. Hanoi CO Training
  • 7. Hanoi CO Training
  • 8. Hanoi CO Training
  • 9. Hanoi CO Training
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  • 20. Hanoi CO Training
  • 21. Mobile Data Collection Assessment - Summary Thanh Hoa Field Test Plan 1st Health Center – 20 interviews by Ngoc Anh and Ngoc Khan 2nd Health Center – 20 interviews by Health Workers
  • 22. Thanh Hoa - 1st Health Center
  • 23. Thanh Hoa - 1st Health Center
  • 24. Thanh Hoa - 1st Health Center
  • 25. Thanh Hoa - 1st Health Center
  • 26. Thanh Hoa – 2nd Health Center
  • 27. Thanh Hoa – 2nd Health Center
  • 28. Thanh Hoa – 2nd Health Center
  • 29. Thanh Hoa – 2nd Health Center
  • 30. Thanh Hoa – 2nd Health Center
  • 31. Thanh Hoa – 2nd Health Center
  • 32. Field Test Feedback Pre-planning at Health Centers facilitated field testing PDA forms accepted, and usable, by health workers (HW) Peer training began quickly after initial training of HW’s Respondent bias not noted Interviewer gender affected respondent seating Form modifications needed (additional choices, etc.) Additional scripting needed for form navigation 85% battery charge remaining after 2 days without mobile packs
  • 33. Recommendations Consider PDA pilot project for validation of technology Conduct cost analysis If value indicated, procure licensed copy of software Continue to collaborate with IT (CO and Westport) Review overall data management processes - centralize Evaluate PDA data collection for other programs where indicated high paper usage high transcription costs
  • 34. Implementation Costs – Total 5 PDA’s Qty Item Description Price 4 Personal Digital Assistants (hx2490b) $1,336.00 4 2 gigabyte memory cards $156.00 4 mobile battery packs $392.00 4 extended battery $288.00 Pendragon Forms software & 4 licenses 1 @ $54 ea. * $486.00 Total: $2,658.00 * Pendragon Forms software contains one PDA license
  • 35. Mobile Data Collection Assessment - Summary Summary Further comments….