Self Administered Surveys on CommCare with illiterate populations using Bluetooth device or keyboard

I am trying to find a way to have my interviewees complete a section of a
CommCare interview without the interviewer being able to see their
responses. The survey population is mostly illiterate so they will need to
be read the question and have someone else swipe the screen to move to the
next question. Is there any chance that someone has used a blue tooth
device or some keyboard hooked up to their android tablet so that the
person taking the survey can just push a button to select the answer and it
will be recorded in the tablet? Thank you in advance for your help.

Hey Rachel,

There are a few options for this (though nothing fool proof):

  • We can add audio prompts to each question so that interviewees can
    listen to the question on their own without the interviewer doing anything
  • You can use “self-advance” options for questions so that once a
    question has been filled out, the screen will automatically jump to the
    next option. This will only work for questions that have choices
  • The interviewees will need to know how to complete a survey (they can
    click on the final Save Form button).

Sheel

··· On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:17 AM, Rachael Spencer wrote:

I am trying to find a way to have my interviewees complete a section of a
CommCare interview without the interviewer being able to see their
responses. The survey population is mostly illiterate so they will need to
be read the question and have someone else swipe the screen to move to the
next question. Is there any chance that someone has used a blue tooth
device or some keyboard hooked up to their android tablet so that the
person taking the survey can just push a button to select the answer and it
will be recorded in the tablet? Thank you in advance for your help.


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Hi Sheel,

Thank you so much for this information. I have a few additional questions:

Is the “self advance” option available on an Android tablet?

Also, on an android tablet, is it possible to get the radials to appear as
differently colored boxes? Like this:
[image: Inline image 1]

I had been told that we could only make the radials color coded using a
Java phone and that this is not possible on an Android tablet.

Any help you can provide with this would be incredibly helpful.

Thanks,
Rachael

··· On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:21 PM, Sheel Shah wrote:

Hey Rachel,

There are a few options for this (though nothing fool proof):

  • We can add audio prompts to each question so that interviewees can
    listen to the question on their own without the interviewer doing anything
  • You can use “self-advance” options for questions so that once a
    question has been filled out, the screen will automatically jump to the
    next option. This will only work for questions that have choices
  • The interviewees will need to know how to complete a survey (they
    can click on the final Save Form button).

Sheel

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:17 AM, Rachael Spencer ralennon@gmail.com wrote:

I am trying to find a way to have my interviewees complete a section of a
CommCare interview without the interviewer being able to see their
responses. The survey population is mostly illiterate so they will need to
be read the question and have someone else swipe the screen to move to the
next question. Is there any chance that someone has used a blue tooth
device or some keyboard hooked up to their android tablet so that the
person taking the survey can just push a button to select the answer and it
will be recorded in the tablet? Thank you in advance for your help.


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Hi Rachael,

Auto Advance Questions
The auto-advanced option is available on Android tablets and phones.
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Advanced+CommCare+ODK+Formatting#AdvancedCommCareODKFormatting-AutomaticAdvancing

To configure this, choose the question you want to auto-advance in our form
builder, open the Advanced section and find hte appearance property. Set
the value of this to quick

Colours for Choices
I don’t believe we can change the colour of an option for a question in
Android. However, you can associate an icon with a given question option,
so you could theoretically have 3 or 4 coloured boxes as icons on each
question option.

Sheel

··· On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:29 PM, Rachael Spencer wrote:

Hi Sheel,

Thank you so much for this information. I have a few additional questions:

Is the “self advance” option available on an Android tablet?

Also, on an android tablet, is it possible to get the radials to appear as
differently colored boxes? Like this:
[image: Inline image 1]

I had been told that we could only make the radials color coded using a
Java phone and that this is not possible on an Android tablet.

Any help you can provide with this would be incredibly helpful.

Thanks,
Rachael

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:21 PM, Sheel Shah sshah@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Rachel,

There are a few options for this (though nothing fool proof):

  • We can add audio prompts to each question so that interviewees can
    listen to the question on their own without the interviewer doing anything
  • You can use “self-advance” options for questions so that once a
    question has been filled out, the screen will automatically jump to the
    next option. This will only work for questions that have choices
  • The interviewees will need to know how to complete a survey (they
    can click on the final Save Form button).

Sheel

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:17 AM, Rachael Spencer ralennon@gmail.com wrote:

I am trying to find a way to have my interviewees complete a section of
a CommCare interview without the interviewer being able to see their
responses. The survey population is mostly illiterate so they will need to
be read the question and have someone else swipe the screen to move to the
next question. Is there any chance that someone has used a blue tooth
device or some keyboard hooked up to their android tablet so that the
person taking the survey can just push a button to select the answer and it
will be recorded in the tablet? Thank you in advance for your help.


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