Process Data Tutorials
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Review the resources below for tutorials and guidance on how to collect, analyze, and report the data you collected as part of your program’s process evaluation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health – Program Evaluation
This is a resource presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on conducting a program evaluation. The website will provide you with information on the entire process of planning, collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting program evaluation data, with evaluation briefs on different topics (e.g., types of process evaluation questions) . This is a good first step for learning how to conduct a process evaluation.
GUIDES & MANUALS
Analyzing Quantitative Data
This fact sheet published by the University of Wisconsin-Extension provides a brief overview on how to analyze quantitative data from a program evaluation. It explains many common statistics used to understand data such as descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, and how to work with and interpret data.
Analyzing Qualitative Data
This fact sheet published by the University of Wisconsin-Extension provides a brief overview on how to analyze qualitative data. It provides an overview of the different forms of qualitative data, the analysis process, and tips for how to enhance the research process when working with qualitative data.
Steps to Obtain, Analyze, and Present Quantitative Data
This tip sheet from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a step by step procedure of best practices for planning, obtaining, analyzing, and presenting quantitative data for school health programs.
Steps to Obtain, Analyze, and Present Qualitative Data
This tip sheet from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a step by step procedure of best practices for planning, obtaining, analyzing, and presenting qualitative data for school health programs.
Making Data Talk: A Workbook by the NCI
This workbook published by the National Cancer Institute provides information and practical exercises to help you select and communicate your data in ways a lay audience can understand. The workbook reviews basic communication concepts, from analyzing your audience to building a storyline, and also provides practical guidelines for presenting data. This is a good resource to review after you have analyzed your process evaluation data and before making a presentation about the success of your program to district decision makers.