methods, program evaluation

What administrative data is and why you should use it

January 22, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

When we are setting out to evaluate or report on our programs, we often assume that we have to create new data, generally by going back to our participants and having them complete surveys, questionnaires, or even tests. However, there is often a huge trove of information that already exists in ...

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survey, methods

Demographic data on a survey: Why to collect it and what to do with it

December 06, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

When we're conducting a survey for program evaluation, we have probably all been told to collect some basic demographic data on every survey, but what data and why? The most important thing you can do with your demographic data is to demonstrate that the people who responded to your survey ...

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Better survey results: Sampling

November 06, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

Whether its for a research project or a program evaluation, one of the hardest things about implementing a survey is understand who you should have respond to it. A survey is only a useful method of gathering data if you have planned carefully about your sample. The goal is to make sure that the ...

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