I’m planning a survey in (what used to be called) census mode, and have just started the testing of the questionnaire (not a field test yet) and entering some mock interviews. That gave me two ideas to suggest to you, but first I should say that the way I am planning to organise the survey and as we have done before, is for supervisors manually to check (so reopen) the interviews on the enumerators’ tablets every evening before synchronising (mainly for errors & missing answers). We have little access to internet in the field, so I do not plan to use the supervisor facility on the server (it is a fairly small team with just 2 supervisors and 10 enumerators). (Data quality of uploaded questonnaires is checked out of the field, and supervisors are sent reports with errors daily). For this set up, I thought it would be useful if
- it is possible to use a variable from the questionnaire - so an answer to one of the questions in the interview (e.g., name household head) - to identify assignments on the tablet’s completed screen. For example, next to the Survey Solutions identifyer (47-02-06-28 in the screenshot below).
Having an identifyer on that screen makes it easier to ‘find’ an interview (e.g., if an enumerator completed an interview but has a question about it they want to show the supervisor) and for the supervisors to see more easily which ones they have already checked.
- I also wondered if the completed screen could show whether an interview has errors/missing values by showing a red/blue bar instead of the green one on the left of the individual interview. I mean the little green bar to the left of the interview ID and reopen button. In my tests, this little bar is green regardless of whether there are errors/missing answers.
I hope you find these suggestions useful. I am using Interviewer Version 21.01.8 on an Android Version 7.1.1.