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Blog Post: 5 Mapping Strategies for Employer Outreach

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 9, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Aside from language, literacy, and cultural adjustment issues, transportation is one of the most significant barriers to employment that our clients face. While not always possible, finding employment that is easily accessible by foot, …

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Tool or Template: Quick Reference Table: Overview of Common Data Collection Methods

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 27, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications.  Each data collection method has its pros and …

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Tool or Template: Data Collection Planning Worksheet

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 27, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications.  In designing your programs, it can be helpful …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Choosing Data Collection Methods

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 27, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
To deliver data-driven, evidence-based programs for refugees, we need to ask the right questions and gather the right information. Data collection methods not only determine whether we can gather the information we need, but also influence data quality, affect the conclusions we’re able to draw, and have budget implications. META’s 5 Steps for Choosing Data Collection Methods walks …

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Archived Webinar: Methods Matter: 4 Questions to Consider When Choosing Data Collection Methods

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: February 17, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
This webinar discussed why methods matter and how to choose the right data collection methods. Watch the recording to learn four questions to ask yourself when choosing methods for your programs. You’ll also learn the basics of when and when not to use common methods like interviews, focus groups, observation and surveys. META was joined …

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Tip Sheet: Data Collection Offers Opportunities for Unpacking the Refugee Experience

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 1, 2017
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Data Collection
This tip sheet outlines use of data for discovering best practices for reaching and helping traumatized refugee children that involves collaborations between mental health providers and communities. It also describes how, for a few different NCTSN centers, data sets have convinced them of the enormous potential of data collection has to inform the delivery of …

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Video: Quick Tips on Data Quality – Animated Excerpt from the META Podcast

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: December 26, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Quality
Watch an animated excerpt of the META Podcast on data quality in refugee case management programs! Learn about common challenges and hear helpful tips for data quality improvement from Abigail Clarke-Sayer and Prospero Herrera of the IRC as well as Jennifer Malloy of the Washington State Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance.

Tool or Template: Sample Data Quality Assurance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: November 17, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Data Quality
Developing and following SOPs can help make data quality assurance part of your culture and routine practices. SOPs can improve your data not just through having a consistent framework for resolving problems that may arise, but also by building staff confidence and dedication to quality data. This document provides sample SOPs in the context of a case …

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Archived Webinar: How to Ensure Data Quality in Case Management: 4 Practical Strategies

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: November 17, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Data Quality
This webinar offered four practical strategies for improving data quality in refugee case management programs. Data experts from the IRC and Church World Service discussed why data quality is so important, demonstrated time-saving tips and tricks in Excel, and shared the real-world implications of quality data. META was joined by Mia Witte, Associate Director for …

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Tip Sheet: 4 Practical Tips for Improving Data Quality in Case Management Programs, with Case Study

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: November 17, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Data Quality
We all collect a range of data for our refugee case management programs. We use data to determine and document client eligibility, to ensure the quality and timeliness of services, to track program progress and outcomes, and to inform decision making.  These resources will help you ensure that the data collected as part of case management is …

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