Additional Resources

Data Types and Sources

Boslaugh, S. (2007). Secondary data sources for public health a practical guide. Cambridge: NY, Cambridge University Press.

McCaston, M. (2005). Tips for collecting, reviewing, and analyzing secondary data. CARE.
Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://pqdl.care.org/sii/compendium/Original%20documents%5CSecondary%20Data%20Analysis.doc

Patton, M. (2003). Qualitative evaluation checklist. Evaluation Checklist Project, National Science Foundation, 1-13. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.135.8668&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Data Collection Techniques

Department of Health and Human Service, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008).  Data collection methods for evaluation: Observation. Evaluation briefs, (16). Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyYouth/evaluation/pdf/brief16.pdf

Department of Health and Human Service, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Data collection methods for evaluation: Document review. Evaluation Briefs, (18). Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/evaluation/pdf/brief18.pdf

Education Development Center. (2004). Key informant interviews. Education Development Center. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/healthdata/ttt_prog24.pdf

Mack, N., Woodsong, C., MacQueen, C., Guest, G., & Namey, E. (2005). Qualitative research methods: A data collector's field guide: Participant observation. Family Health International. 13-27. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.fhi.org/NR/rdonlyres/emgox4xpcoyrysqspsgy5ww6mq7v4e44etd6toiejyxalhbmk5sdnef7fqlr3q6hlwa2ttj5524xbn/datacollectorguideenrh.pdf

McNamara, C. (2010). General guidelines for conducting interviews. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/intrview.htm

McNamara, C. (2010). Basics of conducting focus groups. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/focusgrp.htm

McNamara, C. (2010). Basics of developing a case study. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/casestdy.htm

Rennekamp, R., & Nall, M. (2008). Using focus groups in program development and evaluation. UK Cooperative Extension Services. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.ca.uky.edu/Agpsd/focus.pdf

Taylor-Powell, E., & Hermann, C. (2000). Collecting evaluation data: Surveys. UW Extension.  Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/G3658-10.PDF

Taylor-Powell, E., & Steele, S. (1996). Program development and evaluation, collecting evaluation data: Direct observation. UW Extension. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/G3658-5.PDF

University of Illinois Extension. (2010). Program planning and assessment: Key informant interviews. Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://ppa.aces.uiuc.edu/KeyInform.htm

University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative. (2010). Common methods for collecting data. Retrieved from http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/evaluation/methods.cfm

USAID Center for Development Information and Evaluation. (1996). Conducting a participatory evaluation. Performance Monitoring and Evaluation TIPS. Retrieved from http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pnabs539.pdf

Using Technology to Collect Data
 

Gauci, S., Dantas, A., Williams, D., & Kemm, R. (2009). Promoting student-centered active learning in lectures with a personal response system. Advances in Physiology Education, 33, 60-71.

Guthrie, R., & Carlin, A. (2004).Waking the dead: Using interactive technology to engage passive listeners in the classroom. Proceedings of the Tenth Americas Conference on Information System, 1(1), 1-8.

Hanley, J., & Jackson, P. (2006). Making it click: A California high school test drives and evaluates six new personal response systems. Technology and Learning, 1(6), 34-37.

Plescia, M., Herrick, H., & Chavis, L. (2008). Improving health behaviors in an African American community: The charlotte racial and ethnic approaches to community health project.  American Journal of Public Health, 98(9), 1678-1684.

Powe, B., Faulkenberry, R., Harmond, L., & Cooper, D. (2009). Evaluating the use of an audience response technology system to collect research data among African American elders. Ageing International, 34(1), 60-66. 

PDA and Text Messaging
 

Adiguzel, T., Vannest, K., & Zellner, R. (2009). The use and efficacy of handheld computers for school-based data collection: A literature review. Computers in the Schools, 26(3), 187-206.

Abo-Zena, M., Warren, A., Isaac, S., Du, D., Phelps, E., Lerner, R., & Roeser, R. (2009). Methodological note: On using personal digital assistants for survey administration in the study of youth development. Journal of Youth Development,4(3), 1-5.

Cheung, S. (2008). Using mobile phone messaging as a response medium in classroom experiments. The Journal of Economic Education,17, 51-66.

Guadagno, L., VandeWeerd, C., Stevens, D., Abraham, I., Paveza, G., & Fulmer, T. (2004). Using PDAs for data collection. Applied Nursing Research,17(4), 283-291.

Reimers, S., & Stewart, N. (2009).Using SMS text messaging for teaching and data collection in the behavioral sciences. The Psychonomic Society, Inc, 41(3), 675-681.

Tatar, D., Roschelle, J., Vahey, P., & Penuel, W. (2003). Handhelds go to school: Lessons learned. IEEE Computer, 36(9), 30-37. 

Web-based Surveying and Social Networking Sites
 

Andrews, D., Nonnecke, B., Preece, J. (2003). Electronic survey methodology: A case study in reaching hard to involve Internet users. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 16(2), 185-210.

Carscaddon, L., & Harris, C. (2009). Working the social: Twitter and Friendfeed. Library Journal, 24-26. Retrieved April 21, 2011 from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6663770.html 

De Souza, Z., & Dick, G. (2008). Information disclosure on MySpace - the what, the why and the implications. Pastoral Care in Education, 26(3), 143-157.

Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J. (2008). Personal information of adolescents on the internet: A quantitative content analysis of MySpace. Journal of Adolescence, (31), 125-146.

Kirkpatrick, M. (2010). The man who looked into Facebook’s soul. Retrieved from http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_user_data_analysis.php

Selwyn, N. (2009). Faceworking: Exploring students education-related use of Facebook. Learning, Media and Technology, 34(2), 157 -174.

Wharton, C., Hampl, J., Hall, R., & Winham, D. (2003). PC’s or paper and pencil: On-line surveys for data collection. Beyond the Headlines, 103(11), 1458-1460.

 

Clickers
 

Barber, M., & Njus, D. (2007). Clicker evolution: Seeking intelligent design. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 6(1), 1-20.

Caldwell, J. (2007).Clickers in the large classroom: Current research and best-practice tips. CBE Life SciencesEducation,6(1), 9-2.

Duncan, D. (2006). Clickers: A new teaching aid with exceptional promise. Astronomy Education Review, 5(1), 70-88.

Hoffman, C., & Goodwin, S. (2006). A clicker for your thoughts: Technology for active learning. New Library World, 107(9/10), 422-433.

Kay, R., & LeSage, A. (2009). Examining the benefits and challenges of using audience response systems: A review of the literature. Computers and Education,53, 819-827.

King, D., & Joshi, S. (2008). Gender differences in the use and effectiveness of personal response devices. Journal of Science and Education Technology,17(6), 544-552. 

LaBrie, J., Earleywine, M., Lamb, T., & Shelesky, K. (2006). Comparing electronic-keypad responses to paper-and-pencil questionnaires in group assessments of alcohol consumption and related attitudes. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 2334-2338.

Lowery, R. (2006). Clickers in the classroom: A comparison of interactive student-response keypad systems. National Social Science Association, 1-22.

MacGeorge, E., Homan, S., Dunning Jr., J., Elmore, D., Bodie, G., Evans, E., … Geddes, B. (2008). Student evaluation of audience response technology in large lecture classes. Education Technology Research and Development, 56, 125-145.

Martyn, M. (2007). Clickers in the classroom: An active learning approach. Educause Quarterly, 2, 71-74.

Patry, M. (2009). Clickers in large classes: From student perceptions towards an understanding of best practices. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 3(2), 1-11.

Prather, E., & Brissenden, G. (2009). Clickers as data gathering tools and students’ attitudes, motivations, and beliefs on their use in this application. Astronomy Education Review, 8(1), 1-10.