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Announcing rLandsat, an R Package for Landsat 8 Data

Landsat is without a doubt one of the best sources of free satellite data today. Managed by NASA and the United States Geological Survey…

What Is Alternative Data and Why Should You Care About It?

If you’re making decisions based just on internal data, you’re already behind the curve.

Everything You Need to Know About Informed Consent

Today’s news is filled with stories of data misuse — for example, Cambridge Analytica harvesting personal data via Facebook and Amazon…

3 Myths About Paper-Based Data Collection

Paper-based data collection has been around as long as humans have had an interest in understanding the world around them — tick marks on…

Announcing Camelot, a Python Library to Extract Tabular Data from PDFs

We use GitHub issues to keep track of all issues. Please do not report bugs or issues in this blog’s comments. Instead, post them on…

A Complete Guide to Quantitative Research Methods

Numbers are everywhere and drive our day-to-day lives. We take decisions based on numbers, both at work and in our personal lives. For…

18 Data Validations That Will Help You Collect Accurate Data

Data collection is a minefield of errors. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a researcher with one survey in the field, an NGO with 10 data…

Use These 4 Methods to Deal with Missing Data

Nothing is more frustrating than wrapping up a lengthy data collection exercise, aggregating all the data and looking through it, only to…

8 Things You Should Know About Running a Census Survey

We worked with Tata Trusts to conduct two census surveys in Chandrapur (Maharashtra) and Noamundi (Jharkhand). Chandrapur and Noamundi are…

How to Create an Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

In recent years, organizations and employees are being measured not on their stories, but on their numbers. When you introduce your…


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