The standardised global SENS questionnaires for each module are readily programmed for mobile phone data collection. The questionnaires are grouped according to the sample and target group, i.e. all questions to children are nested together in one questionnaire, in order to align with the interviewing logic. There are 4 languages, English, French, Arabic, and Swahili, available for the questionnaires which are in the same XLS or XML file, you can set-up the language on phone for data collection.
The five phone questionnaires (or forms) are:
- Child (covering Module 2: Anthropometry and Health, Module 3 children’s part: Anaemia, and Module 4: IYCF)
- Woman (covering Module 3 women’s part: Anaemia)
- Household demography (covering Module 1 Demography)
- Household FS, WASH, Net (covering Module 5: Food Security, Module 6: Mosquito Net Coverage, Module 7: WASH)
- Mortality (covering the optional mortality part in Module 1 with instruction on how to use it)
The standardised pre-coded questionnaires can be re-used in any setting with some local adjustments including adaptation of response options and translation. The local adjustments should be done by an ODK trained staff. The coding can be done by a survey coordinator trained on form modification, or it can be done by a specialist while in the field or remotely via email. Most adaptations should be made before the beginning of the training, but further local adaptions are possible after the training and pilot testing in the field (for example to include new local names for food products). There is a series of coding webinars on how to adapt the standardised global questionnaire and the recordings are attached below.
The standardised questionnaires are already available and programmed into the most commonly used languages, such as English and French and they can easily be translated into most other languages. Translation needs to be planned well ahead of time as this can take time and also may require external resources.