Data Collection & Analysis
Knowing the who, what, when, where, and how much of program activities allows you to assess how well a program has been implemented.
Partners funded by CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) are required to submit Indicators for School Health Programs. For more information on Indicators and related resources, see the Indicators page.
Data Collection Methods
Collecting data accurately and systematically is an important part of program evaluation.
- Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Focus Groups [pdf 153K]
- Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Questionnaires [pdf 220K]
- Checklist to Evaluate the Quality of Questions [pdf 152K]
- Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Observation [pdf 204K]
- Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Interviews [pdf 178K]
- Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Document Review [pdf 166K]
- Increasing Questionnaire Response Rates [pdf 275K]
- Using Incentives to Boost Response Rates [pdf 260K]
- Using Ordered Response Options To Collect Evaluation Data [pdf 88K]
Once you have collected data, you need to analyze it so that you can use the information to improve your program.
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