Name CAPI using Tablets
Source United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS),
Hyperlink to Source http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2012/08/how-usda-agency-made-most-ipad-implementation
Description A CAPI system that leverages private cloud technology, broadband transmission, and use of Apple iPads for data entry. Budget cuts and decreased resource availability throughout the National Agricultural Statistics Service have created an urgent need to streamline data collection processes and to create a vehicle for remote electronic management of field enumerative staff and data flow. Augmenting the NASS data collection strategy with a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) solution offers many opportunities for staff and cost efficiencies, and provides a way to optimize data collection activities. A unique solution was required to meet the challenges of providing security measures to safeguard data, to mitigate risk of broadband signal fluctuation, and to deploy a data entry device that engaged older enumerators who were not technologically astute or computer savvy.
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Lead Institution United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS),
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Info link http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2012/08/how-usda-agency-made-most-ipad-implementation
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Case study link http://chato.cl/papers/demo_2014_aidr_artificial_intelligence_disaster_response.pdf
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Type Technology
Potential for reuse Medium
Open source Yes
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Plug & Play Yes
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Yes
Status Implemented
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Statistical Institute
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  • Agriculture & Rural Development
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  • Science & Technology
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  • Social Protection & Labour
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  • Urban Development
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  • Mobile Data Collection
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  • Technical Infrastructure
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    Case Study URL with Public Sector Participation http://www.nass.usda.gov/Research_and_Science/Technology/CAPI the NASS Way_New Solutions Challenges and Opportunities.pdf
    Case Study Description Budget cuts and decreased resource availability throughout the National Agricultural Statistics Service have created an urgent need to streamline data collection processes and to create a vehicle for remote electronic management of field enumerative staff and data flow. Augmenting the NASS data collection strategy with a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) solution offers many opportunities for staff and cost efficiencies, and provides a way to optimize data collection activities.
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published
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