How to collect qualitative data from focus groups and listening sessions.
CDC provides its funded programs with a wide range of evaluation resources and guides. State health departments, tribal organizations, communities, and partners working in a variety of public health areas may also find these tools helpful. The resources provide guidance on evaluation approaches and methods, relevant examples, and additional resources. The guides are intended to aid in skill building on a wide range of evaluation topics.
This handout provides tips on how to avoid common mistakes. To quote The United Nations Children’s Fund, Multiple-Indicatory Survey Handbook (2006): “These numbers, whether they are correct or not, will take on a life of their own once released…and may cause you a lot of trouble if you have not checked your arithmetic carefully.”
Fidelity of implementation refers to the degree to which teachers and other program providers implement programs as intended by the program developers. While there is agreement generally about what is intended when research refers to ﬁdelity, in fact, ﬁdelity has come to refer to a broad and loosely collected set of speciﬁc deﬁnitions.
This handout explains how to facilitate a focus group step by step.