Technology has rocked today’s world and every company; be it big or small is yawning to embrace new invented tactics, methods and even programs with hopes of replacing the once re-known tedious manual processes and systems. Among the many shocking innovations, ODK and Kobo toolbox are inclusive as they add value to the field of research. For many years, NGOs, private corporates, government parastatals, ministries, and even students have been relying on hard copy questionnaires, which at some point are prone to numerous errors, leading to collection of ineffective data. The invention of ODK and Kobo has solved the menace as the use of electronic questionnaires is the way to go. The use of pen, bulky papers and unreserved methods has been replaced by structuring of electronic questionnaire which get uploaded to online servers like On.io and survey CTO, then get accessed by ODK or Kobo toolkit and one is able to conduct a research by filling the questionnaires upon asking respondents questions.
Over the years, the manual systems have been expensive, costing companies and even students or individual researchers a lot, but with the coming of ODK and Kobo, there is hope of reducing these expenses. Large amounts of data can be collected at a minimal cost an instance that has made companies to adopt the technique. The user friendly nature of ODK and Kobo enables researchers to gather facts without getting tired nor losing any valuable data as opposed to when using hard copy questionnaires. It is time for technology to be given room, hence, NGOs, private and public companies, students and any research related entity should try ODK and Kobo if viable and quality facts are to be collected.
The use of ODK or Kobo not only cut costs but also, provides error free and quality data which is directly subjected to analyzing tools and programs. There are no regrets by any company or individual who has applied ODK or Kobo in conducting a study. In getting the skills of formulating electronic questionnaires, uploading them to online servers, and then retrieving these forms for a given research, Sirmirt Data Services has got experienced professionals who will impart the knowledge to anyone interested.