Data Collection for Program Evaluation

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Date Developed: 1/1/2009. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Luann D’Ambrosio, Med; Sandra Senter, MN, MPH . Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 180 minutes.


This five part module explains how to conduct a program evaluation, with a focus on gathering credible evidence. Commonly used collection methods are discussed including document reviews, observations, surveys, interviews and focus groups. The training also provides a toolkit featuring additional worksheets, resources and quizzes.

Learning Objectives

• List five data collection methods in program evaluation.

• Design a basic survey questionnaire.

• List two methods of selecting a survey sample.

• Describe key components in planning and conducting interviews and focus groups

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.