survey, program evaluation

Better survey results: Writing great questions

February 05, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

Surveys are a go-to method in program evaluation, used both to collect feedback from individuals who have participated in our programs and also to understand the needs and opinions of people in the communities we serve. Particularly because we can often distribute them electronically and collect ...

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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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survey, program evaluation

Implementing surveys in program evaluation: Informed consent

November 30, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

In program evaluation, we often don't have to go through and IRB or ethics review before we conduct a survey. That means we are responsible for conducting an ethical survey ourselves. The consent process is one area where it's easy to make mistakes that can have real ethical implications. Here, I ...

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