Data Collection and Analysis
This book shows how evaluations can utilize qualitative approaches to gain an understanding that more traditional quantitative approaches may fail to do. Three broad sections include discussions of the foundations of evaluation and recent trends; evaluation and action programs; and the process of evaluation (including design, data collection, and analysis).
his book illustrates the methods in which social research methodology can be related to evaluation. The author further discusses methodology and theory within evaluation.
This toolkit provides information and links to basic research methods such as case studies, focus groups, surveys, questionnaires, and more. Also discussed are advantages and disadvantages of various methods and analysis of results.
This Excel spreadsheet template is used to calculate ROI.
This tutorial provides an introduction to experiment and study design including the relationship between dependent and independent variables, blind and double-blind experiments, random and biased samples, and more.
This article discusses how GIS mapping can be an effective advocacy tool, and provides an example of its use in community development.
This book deals with problems of assessing less quantifiable goals in an institutional or educational setting.
This article recommends five considerations to make while creating surveys to ensure a good response and to get the information you need.
This article explains the problem of selection bias in research and evaluations. When selection bias exists, program participants differ from non-participants in characteristics that cannot be observed by the evaluator and affect both the decision to participate in the program and its outcome.
This article introduces basic types of evaluation designs such as experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental.
This article describes low-cost research methods to evaluate the performance of public relations efforts. Some techniques included are: piggyback studies, secondary analysis, quick-tab polls, internet surveys, and intercept interviews.
This article explains ways to use charts, graphs, and pictograms to report results for different audiences.
This article presents specific suggestions for successfully using phone interviewing as a means of data collection in research studies. The lessons and insights are intended for anyone conducting research with phone interviews, particularly the novice researcher.
This book describes various techniques and challenges with qualitative research and evaluation. The author focuses on all aspects of qualitative research, including data collection, analysis and reporting, and design.
This article discusses the importance of targeting current and effective practices in researching ways to improving organizational efficiency. The article provides guidelines and resources for conducting research.
This article introduces basic statistical concepts and provides a list of key terms and related links for further study.