Evaluation & Data Collection
The following toolkits address the entire process of conducting an evaluation. Specific evaluation subtopics are listed below the toolkits.
Understanding Evaluation Concepts/Language
- A Framework for Program Evaluation -- A Gateway to Tools
- Gathering and Using Community Level Indicators
Writing Process and Outcome Measure
Developing an Evaluation Plan
- Introduction to Evaluation
- Multi-cultural Health Evaluation - A Series of Reports From the CA Endowment and the Social Policy Research Associates
- Conducting Surveys, Generally
- Conducting Concerns Surveys - Asking Participants to Identify Community Issues That
are Important to Them
- Conducting Behavioral Surveys - Asking Participants About Actions or Behaviors
That May Affect Their Health and Well-being
Collecting Qualitative Data
(see above links on conducting interviews, focus groups, and creating surveys)
Collecting Quantitative Data
- Developing Baseline Measures of Behavior
- Gathering Data on Public Opinion (a general overview of data collection)
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.
- California Perinatal Profiles
- California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS) “Data Points” 2006-2007 Analyzed results from the CWHS presented as fact sheets on select women’s health topics. The topics include: reproductive health, prenatal health, food insecurity, mental health, STDs and AIDS, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and violence against women. The data has been analyzed by programs throughout the Department of Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health
- CDC National Center for Health Statistics
- Healthy People 2020 Report
- Improved Perinatal Outcomes Data Reports
- Kids Count and The Right Start Online at Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Kidsdata.org, a project of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, offers roughly 400 indicators on the health and well being of children.
- Los Angeles County Children's Planning Council
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
- March of Dimes - Peristats
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles
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