Evaluation & Data Collection

The following toolkits address the entire process of conducting an evaluation.  Specific evaluation subtopics are listed below the toolkits.

California Endowment's Evaluation Toolkit 

Understanding Evaluation Concepts/Language

Writing Process and Outcome Measure

Developing an Evaluation Plan

Developing Surveys

Collecting Qualitative Data

(see above links on conducting interviews, focus groups, and creating surveys) 

Collecting Quantitative Data

Cummings SR, Strull W, Nevitts, Hulley SB. Planning the measurements: Questionnaires. Chapter 5. In Hulley SB, Cummings SR. (Eds) Designing Clinical Research. Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, MD 1988. pp 42-52.

Data Collection Considerations. Chapter 12. In Meinert CL. Clinical Trials. Design, Conduct, and Analysis. Oxford University Press. New York, 1986. pp 119-137. 


Data Management

Data Sources

Managing/Maintaining Data

Feigal D, Black, D, Grady D, Hearst N, Fox C, Newman TB, Hulley SB. Planning for Data Management and Analysis. Chapter 15. In Hulley SB, Cummings SR. (Eds) Designing Clinical Research. Willimas & Wilkins Baltimore, MD 1988 pp: 159-171

Hulley SB, Siegel D, Cummings SR. Implementing the study: Pretesting, Quality Control, and Protocol Revisions. Chapter 16. In Hulley SB, Cummings SR. (Eds) Designing Clinical Research . Willimas & Wilkins Baltimore, MD 1988. pp:172-183 Appendix A. Example of operations manual pp:227; Appendix B: Quality Control Checklist. pp 228-230.

Greenland S, Rothman KJ. Fundamentals of Epidemiologic Data Analysis. Chapter 13. In Rothman KJ, Greenland S. (Eds) Modern Epidemiology. Second Edition. Lippincott-Raven. 1998 pp 201-229.

Presenting Program Evaluation Results