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3.2 Designing the Tools and Collecting your Data

With your evaluation goals and data collection plan in place, developing the tools with which to collect your data is a natural next step. Some common data collection methods were outlined in section 02, here we will focus on how to build two (2) widely used tools that can be easily customized and used in your evaluation work, surveys and focus groups. Let’s start with surveys.

  • Using Surveys That Already Exist
  • Developing Your Own Survey: The Anatomy of a Survey
  • Building Survey Questions
    • Let’s Talk Data Collection!
  • Interviews or Focus Groups
  • Planning and Conducting Interviews and Focus Groups
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