In this paper, Oxfam present some of the features used for improving the quality of data collected through household and individual surveys. In many of these data collection processes Oxfam took advantage of features provided by digital devices to pilot and implement solutions that would help to increase data quality. The authors recognize the limitations of automated technology, and there remains a need for expertise and rigour in monitoring and analysing data, but this paper explores the role that in-built functionality can offer to ensure data meets certain standards. In this document, the authors present some of the digital data collection features employed during survey data collection in the last three years and argue how these enable data-quality improvements to consistently meet or exceed sector standards.
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