Test Your Knowledge of Data Collection Techniques

Listed below are some examples of questions that an evaluator may wish to answer about their program. After reading the question, select which data collection technique would be most appropriate for answering the evaluation question. Please note that if a specific data collection technique is not mentioned in the answer that it does not mean it cannot be used for the evaluation question.

1. Why are some youth more likely to drop out of school than others?

a. Documents/Records
b. Ethnographies/Case Studies
c. Observations
d. All of the above

 

Correct!

 

 

Incorrect

 



2. What is the dynamic between youth and staff members during a conflict resolution workshop?

a. Observations
b. Documents/Records
c. Ethnographies/Case Studies
d. None of the above

 

Correct!

 

 

Incorrect

 



3. What do youth say are the primary reasons they drop-out of the literacy program?

a. Observations
b. Documents/Records
c. Interviews
d. None of the above

 

Correct!

 

 

Incorrect

 



4. Did the literacy program succeed in increasing reading skills in participating youth?

a. Surveys/Questionnaires
b. Focus Groups
c. Interviews
d. All of the above

 

Correct!

 

 

Incorrect