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Evaluation Implementation:

Data Entry and Analysis

Glossary of Data Analysis Terms

Wilder Research, 2012 — Glossary of commonly-used terms in sampling, data analysis, and interpretation.

Analyzing qualitative data

University of Wisconsin – Extension, 2003 — Outlines a basic approach for analyzing and interpreting narrative data – often referred to as content analysis. Assumes a basic level of knowledge about data analysis.

Data quality assessment framework

International Monetary Fund, 2012 — Identifies quality-related features of governance of statistical systems, statistical processes, and statistical products. The DQAF provides a structure for assessing existing practices against best practices, including internationally accepted methodologies. Assumes a basic knowledge of the topic.

The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation

National Science Foundation, 2002 — Basic guide to evaluation for those who want to learn about what evaluation can do and how to do an evaluation. The report is divided into four major sections: evaluation and types of evaluation, the steps in doing an evaluation, an overview of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and strategies that address culturally responsive evaluation.

Using data from other sources – A checklist for quality concerns

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 — Describes seven steps to ensure proper scrutiny of secondary data. Assumes a basic knowledge of the topic.

Evaluation handbook

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1998 — This often-cited resource provides a framework for thinking about evaluation and outlines a blueprint for designing and conducting evaluations, either independently or with the support of an external evaluator/consultant.

Developing and using questionnaires

U.S. General Accounting Office, 1993 — This in-depth paper provides rationales for determining when questionnaires should be used to accomplish your objectives. It also describes how to plan, design, and use a questionnaire in conducting a population survey.

Understanding evaluation: The Way to better prevention programs

Westat, Inc., 1993 — Describes the "how and why" of program evaluation and outlines the steps involved, working from the premise that many useful evaluations can be conducted by program staff who may not have formal training in evaluation.

List of online evaluation resources

American Evaluation Association, No Date — Website that features an extensive number of links to Internet resources in nearly 20 categories including evaluation blogs, discussion lists, data analysis software, and scientifically based evaluation methods.

Tip sheet : How to analyze data

Minnesota Department of Health, No Date — Explores how to understand and present data, including questions to ask about the data, and important considerations when reviewing data.