Surveys focus on quantitative data such as ‘how many?’ and ‘how often?’. Survey questions are structured to give you answers that you can easily analyse, using mostly closed questions such as scales or multiple choice answers. They are best suited for feedback and outcome data, but can be used for all types of data collection.
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.