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Evaluation
Nav Chart Introduction 1. Define Purpose and Scope 2. Specify Evaluation Questions 3. Specify Evaluation Design 5. Collect Data 6. Analyze Data 7. Document Findings 8. Disseminate Information 9. Feedback to Program Improvement < Evaluation

Step 4:
Create Data Collection Action Plan

   Module 7    Module 8
   Module 9    Module 10

Module 7 — Create A Data Collection Action Plan

Objectives:
  • Organize the pieces of your evaluation into a coherent plan
  • Determine what information you need to collect to answer your evaluation questions
  • Identify who can provide the information and how it will be collected
Overview:

This module will help you create a data collection action plan. Once you put this plan together, you are ready to collect data and analyze it to help answer the evaluation questions.

Topics:
  • Creating a data collection action plan
  • Components of a data collection plan
  • Data sources

Powerpoint: Create A Data Collection Action Plan [PPT] [WORD]

ACRN Evaluation Workbook [WORD]

User Guide [WORD]


Module 8 — How Data Can Be Collected Overview

Objectives:
  • Identify various ways that data can be collected
  • Learn when each method might be used
Overview:

There are a variety of ways that data can be collected. You can use instruments prepared by others, you can interview people, you can make your own instruments, and you can use information that others have already collected. This module will give you some of the details.

Topics:
  • Data collection instruments
  • Archived information

Powerpoint: How Data Can Be Collected Overview [PPT] [WORD]

User Guide [WORD]


Module 9 — Data Collection with Commercial Instruments

Objectives:
  • Identify when a commercially published instrument can be used in your evaluation
  • Learn about the criteria you can use to select a good instrument
Overview:

Sometimes it is best to use a data collection instrument that has been prepared by a publisher or that has been used in a research study. Often these instruments have been carefully developed and some information is known about how well the instrument works.

Topics:
  • Characteristics of published instruments
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Where to find information about commercially developed instruments
  • How to choose a commercially developed instrument

Powerpoint: Data Collection with Commercial Instruments [PPT] [WORD]

ACRN Evaluation Workbook [WORD]

User Guide [WORD]


Module 10 — Data Collection with Self-Constructed Instruments

Objectives:
  • Identify types of data collection techniques you can construct yourself
  • Provide suggestions for constructing good data collection techniques
  • Identify other data sources
Overview:

Often you find that an instrument that you carefully construct will be useful in your evaluation. This module will give you information that should be considered in developing your own instruments.

Topics:
  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Measurement scales
  • Focus groups and interviews
  • Archived information

Powerpoint: Data Collection with Self-Constructed Instruments [PPT] [WORD]

ACRN Evaluation Workbook [WORD]

User Guide [WORD]