You may want to review all of the information in Stage 1 before your work through this exercise.
This stage provides guidance on issues to consider and the best practices with the collection, transmission, and storage of data during the evaluation, and disposing of personally identifiable evaluation data (if applicable) when the evaluation is completed.
In implementing the data collection plan, you will need to be flexible. Even the best-laid plans may fail to anticipate a number of challenges, such as a lengthy Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process (see Stage 2 Section V for more information), staff turnover (in provider organization, at program site), and unexpected input from program partners or stakeholders after data collection has begun.
Learn more about
- Establishing your role during data collection
- Informed consent
- Data collection methods
- Sending information to the evaluation team
- Storage and disposal of data
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- Human Subjects Research, Protecting Human Subjects Training Health Resources and Services Administration
- Boyd, H. (2002) Making sure your electronic data are accurate: Quick tips #22. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.
- StatPac, Inc. (n.d.). Designing surveys and questionnaires. Bloomington, MN: Author. (Web Page)