Data Collection

  • Webinar about findings from an ACF-sponsored study on workshop implementation factors that predict the likelihood of program completion among participants from the 2015 cohort of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees. Includes considerations for how grantees could use the study’s findings for program improvement efforts.

  • Webinar described key data collection methods to support learning as part of a road test. The session touched on considerations for using different methods as part of a road test, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and administrative data. It also included presentations from two grantees on how they have used data to learn about their improvement strategies.

  • Tip sheet covers considerations related to planning, conducting, and analyzing data from focus groups. It also includes a summary of key logistical steps related to planning a focus group, and a notetaking template your team can use to ensure you're capturing key insights, quotes, and context.

  • These webinar slides describe how nFORM 2.0 data collection and reporting apply to school-based READY4Life grantees. 

  • This document provides answers to common questions about nFORM 2.0 and performance measures data collection.

  • High-quality performance data are key for tracking programming and outcomes, informing continuous quality improvement, and conducting analyses to understand more about HMRF programs. To support the collection and use of high-quality data, ACF is providing grantees with nFORM 2.0, a management information system, as well as a template for planning data collection. During this webinar, the nFORM team gives an overview of how Project Leaders, Data Managers, and Evaluators may use nFORM 2.0 for data collection, reporting performance, and viewing and analyzing data. We also will walk through the data collection plan template and how it can be used to plan each step of grantee data collection.

  • This tip sheet on administering surveys to clients during the public health emergency details three ways to administer surveys to clients remotely, along with the practices to follow for each method.

  • This email tip includes information for grantees piloting services starting in January 2021.

  • This template guides HMRF grantees through the key stages of data collection using nFORM 2.0 to help plan ahead and train staff so that data collection runs as smoothly as possible.

  • This manual describes best practices for collecting data with nFORM, and describes special data collection scenarios.