Data Collection for Program Evaluation
This online course teaches you how to collect the evidence you need to determine your public health program's impact. These skills allow you to uncover successful and less successful program components and provide information to inform program continuation or the development of other programs. Data Collection for Program Evaluation is a three-hour course, divided into five parts that can be taken over several sessions.
- List five data collection methods in program evaluation
- Design a basic survey questionnaire
- List two methods of selecting a survey sample
- Describe key components in planning and conducting interviews and focus groups
Professionals, including program managers, directors, coordinators, and practitioners, who have responsibility for implementing public health programs
This HTML-based online course is comprised of five modules: Overview, Documents and Observation, Surveys, Interviews, and Focus Groups. This course has interactive exercises (Flash-based) and audio clips. This course should take approximately three hours to complete.
Luann D'Ambrosio, MEd
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
School of Public Health
University of Washington
Sandra Senter, MN, MPH
Research Associate and Senior Program Manager
Center for Community Health and Evaluation
Group Health Research Institute
This course is co-provided by the University of Washington School of Nursing.
The University of Washington School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible to receive a certificate for 3.0 contact hours for a processing fee of $40.
This course requires certain software and browser plugins to be installed. See our Technical Requirements page for details.
This online training course is text-based and is designed for accessibility. A print version of the course is also available in the Supplemental Material section at the bottom of this page. Please note that the print version does not include interactive exercises, quizzes, or the final assessment. Flash-based interactive exercises and quizzes in the course may not be accessible to screen readers. To receive a print version of the quizzes in this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any difficulties in accessing the information given in any of our documents or need further assistance, please contact email@example.com.
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