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Web-based application for enhancing on-site and remote data collection process during pandemic: an exploratory study

Ibrahim, Illyani and Zakariya, Khalilah and Nizarudin, Norhanis Diyana and Mohd Noor, Norzailawati and Abdullah, Alias and N Murtaza, Fatin Farhana (2022) Web-based application for enhancing on-site and remote data collection process during pandemic: an exploratory study. Planning Malaysia, 20 (5). pp. 172-183. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way data collection for research takes place around the world. Such adaptation has forced a turn of research methodologies in conducting research. This study focuses on on-site and remote digital data collection methods that can be adopted during the pandemic. The method of research and data collection often requires a group of researchers to travel to a specific site to meet communities for data collection, which is not permissible during the pandemic. This paper explores the use of web-based application for documentation of the existing natural and built features, and land management system for identification of the rural community’s land information. In this paper, the use of a web-based application, namely i-LULACAST, ishighlighted. The application was designed and used for data entry and management of the rural community with fewer human resources on-site while still maximizing the number of datasets needed for analysis. The system was built using Codelgniter Application 4.0.4 to develop libraries to link databases and perform operations such as data entry, location, and uploading pictures for particular data. This system has also shown prospects for other purposes, such as census, landscape data entry, and contact tracing for medical purposes

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: data collection, Covid-19, digital, rural, pandemic
Subjects: BPG Islamic geography > BPG113 Environmental ethics/responsibility. Sustainable living.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Illyani Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2022 16:01
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2023 14:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101962

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