Mobile Data Collection: Everything You Need to Know

Mobile data collection is a method of compiling qualitative and quantitative inputs via a mobile device (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, etc.). Collecting data digitally has been proven to increase the speed and accuracy of data collection, service delivery effectiveness, and program staff performance. Features of mobile data collection, such as decision support, form logic, and checklists, improve the quality of the data collected, while also ensuring adherence to data collection and care protocols.

While it is an effective medium, it is also important to treat mobile data collection the same as any other data collection program. That means to follow the whole process of understanding your program objectives, defining your data needs, and identifying and implementing a data collection solution that works for you.

Learn more from Dimagi’s guide to Mobile Data Collection.