Data Collection Methods for Evaluation: Document Review

This brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a discussion of the key requirements necessary for conducting a document review. 


  • What is document review?
  • When should you use document review for evaluation?
  • How do you plan and conduct document reviews?
  • What are the advantages of document review?
  • What are the disadvantages of document review?
  • Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), (2009). Data collection methods for evaluation: Document review (No. 18). Retrieved from website:

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