How to collect data

Choose the best methods to collect data for your programme or service

Data collection usually combines a few different methods. Broadly speaking, you should collect user, engagement and feedback data on a routine basis. It might be better to collect outcomes data from a smaller, representative group less frequently. The pages below will help you think about what is appropriate and proportionate for your programme or service.

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Data Diagnostic

The data diagnostic asks 10 multiple choice questions about what your programme or service is, how it works and who it targets. It then provides a tailored report that discusses what kind of data you should consider collecting and how.

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