DataForceTM advanced capture technologies ensure you get precision data you can count on. These include digital capture equipment, scanning software, manual key entry and real-time collection technologies.
We utilize a variety of scanning technologies to collect data, each with its inherent advantages. DataForce project managers will consult with you to determine which types of respondent forms and underlying scanning technologies would be best suited to extract your desired data. We primarily use:
Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) technology is the most common, quickest, easiest form of data collection we offer.
An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or objects, and converts them into digital images.
We specialize in:
Data Collection Simplified
Data collection takes place in stages, including pre-scanning, data extraction, data verification and output. Following is an overview of these important steps:
Key entry is a process of operators keying fields directly into a spreadsheet or our data collection software. This is commonly used for small data collection projects, comment fields, ‘other’ response choice fields, email addresses or any field where there is free-form writing.
DataForce online surveys are a great way to capture feedback in real time. Our powerful online platform can handle single and multi-modal projects with ultimate design flexibility – including pictures, videos, complex skip patterns and more. Importantly, online surveys tend to favor certain demographic audiences. We’ll review your project and help you determine if our online component is right for you.
DataForce can manage all aspects of your research project, from printing and fulfillment to data processing, reporting and analytics. Whether you need one-stop shop support, or help with any aspect of your survey and test administration, DataForce has a solution for you. We can even put a team onsite with our equipment to do the processing for you.