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Category: Data Collection

Category: Data Collection

Evidence-Based Studies

“Evidence-based” – What is it? “Evidenced-based” has become a common adjectival term for identifying and endorsing the effectiveness of various programs and practices in fields

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Anecdote as Evidence

When discussing with clients potential sources of data about a program’s operations and effects, it has often been said to me, “But we just have

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Focus Groups

Pioneered by market researchers and mid-20th century sociologists, focus groups are a qualitative research method that involves small groups of people in guided discussions about

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Questions Before Methods

Like other research initiatives, each program evaluation should begin with a question, or series of questions that the evaluation seeks to answer.  (See my previous

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Evaluation Workflow

Typically, we work with clients from the early stages of program development in order to understand their organization’s needs and the needs of program funders

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Evidence-Based Studies

“Evidence-based” – What is it? “Evidenced-based” has become a common adjectival term for identifying and endorsing the effectiveness of various programs and practices in fields

Read More »

Anecdote as Evidence

When discussing with clients potential sources of data about a program’s operations and effects, it has often been said to me, “But we just have

Read More »

Focus Groups

Pioneered by market researchers and mid-20th century sociologists, focus groups are a qualitative research method that involves small groups of people in guided discussions about

Read More »

Questions Before Methods

Like other research initiatives, each program evaluation should begin with a question, or series of questions that the evaluation seeks to answer.  (See my previous

Read More »

Evaluation Workflow

Typically, we work with clients from the early stages of program development in order to understand their organization’s needs and the needs of program funders

Read More »

Evidence-Based Studies

“Evidence-based” – What is it? “Evidenced-based” has become a common adjectival term for identifying and endorsing the effectiveness of various programs and practices in fields

Read More »

Anecdote as Evidence

When discussing with clients potential sources of data about a program’s operations and effects, it has often been said to me, “But we just have

Read More »

Focus Groups

Pioneered by market researchers and mid-20th century sociologists, focus groups are a qualitative research method that involves small groups of people in guided discussions about

Read More »

Questions Before Methods

Like other research initiatives, each program evaluation should begin with a question, or series of questions that the evaluation seeks to answer.  (See my previous

Read More »

Evaluation Workflow

Typically, we work with clients from the early stages of program development in order to understand their organization’s needs and the needs of program funders

Read More »