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Methods

From the list below, select the data gathering method(s) you wish to use and learn the best practices for implementation.

Document analysis
The systematic examination of program documents such as mission statements, training materials, and policy and procedures.
Focus group
A group of similar individuals who provide information during a directed and moderated interactive group discussion.
Interview
A directed conversation with an individual using a list of questions designed to gather extended responses.
Observation
The systematic observation of program processes or operations using checklists, scaled ratings, or narrative comments.
Product analysis
The systematic examination of any student or client created objects to assess the effectiveness of program activities or services.
Survey
An ordered series of questions administered to individuals in a systematic manner.

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