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.


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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