Iron disilicide shows great promise as a silicon based light emitter operating in the 1.3 to 1.5 μm wavelength range. However, there exists a number of questions related to the band structure and the ability to alloy and controllably dope the material both n and p type. In this paper we present Raman and magneto transport studies on β-FeSi2, β-(Fe1-xCrx)Si2, and β-(Fe1-xCox)Si2 grown by MBE. By comparing the spectra obtained for undoped and doped samples we provide a general overview of the effects of doping on the crystallinity of the material. The temperature dependent (4K<T<300K) magneto transport illustrates that Cr is a p-type dopant and Co is an n-type dopant in β-FeSi2.The temperature dependence of the resistivity indicates that the transport properties at higher temperatures are determined by free carriers whereas at lower temperatures impurity band conduction prevails.