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Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Five -- Data Collection

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Francoise Grossmann, RN, MPH . Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


This session discusses the issues to consider when making decisions about data collection. It surveys the most common data collection methods used in the evaluation of MCH programs.

Learning Objectives

• Identify issues to consider when collecting data for program evaluation.

• Describe the strengths and limitations of quantitative and qualitative methods used in program evaluation.

• Discuss decision-making issues regarding the selection or design of instruments to measure outcomes.

• Apply knowledge to outline a data collection plan for the Child Wellness Program.

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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 $225,000/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.