Describe

This cluster of evaluation tasks involves collecting or retrieving data and analyzing it to answer evaluation questions about what has happened - activities, outcomes and impacts -  and also important contextual information.

 

 

Tasks

Tasks related to this cluster are:

1. Sample 

Decide how to select units (e.g. individuals, organisations, time periods) from a population of interest, so that inferences can be drawn about the population.

2. Use measures, indicators or metrics

Choose or develop measures, indicators or metrics of interest, such as performance, activities or context. (This is useful for many evaluations but in some cases rubrics which synthesise qualitative information will be more valid).

3. Collect and/or retrieve data 

Decide how to collect or retrieve data to answer the Key Evaluation Questions.

4. Manage data

Establish processes for managing data during an evaluation, including storing and organising data, and cleaning data.

5. Combine qualitative and quantitative data 

Combine qualitative data (text, images) and quantitative data (numbers) to improve the quality of findings.

6. Analyse Data

Decide how to analyse the data that have been collected or retrieved in order to answer the Key Evaluation Questions.

7. Visualise Data

Decide how to visualise the data to bring clarity during analysis and/or to communicate findings.

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