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223.844.01 SPECIAL STUDIES AND RESEARCH: LAB SEMINAR IN MOBILE DATA COLLECTION

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Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm

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Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Edward Bunker
Course Instructors:
Prerequisite:

221.649.81 (eHealth/mHealth) and/or practical experiences with mobile technology are recommended, but not necessary.

Description:

Since mobile data collection (using tablets, smartphones, etc.) is becoming common practice in global health, particularly with the current interest in “mHealth,” this hands-on lab/workshop introduces students to a variety of common applications used for mobile data collection, for example: Magpi; TextIt; FrontlineSMS; etc. Students will configure, set-up, and use these tools, focusing on practical applications and identification and mediation of the technical and data management challenges related to their system. For a final project, students select an appropriate tool and develop a data collection interface and process. Working in teams, students test and refine their system. As an alternative, students may choose to develop and present an in-depth case study of a past Mobile Data Collection effort.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and critique a variety of Mobile Data Collection tools
  2. Apply or evaluate Mobile Data Collection tools in real-world research or evaluation settings
  3. Develop and analyze the feasibility and operational uses of digital data collection tools
Methods of Assessment:

Final Project 80%, participation 20%.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students will work in teams. Each team will need to have access to a laptop and at least one android or apple device during classes. All students are encouraged to bring these devices.