The cycle of good impact practice: Decide what data to collect
What data do you need, and how are you going to collect it?
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Decide and prioritise what data to collectThis worksheet contains questions and guidance to help you to discuss and agree your most important research questions and the information you need to answer them.
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How to create a data collection plan
Building on your review of existing data, and your newly agreed data priorities, our data collection plan template helps you identify what data you’re actually going to collect, and how to go about it. It is based on our five types of data framework. You may also find it useful at this stage to complete our data diagnostic and to view our evidence and outcome resources, focused on common groups of service users, which provide example measurement frameworks and tools.
This webpage has been adapted from the Inspiring Impact programme, which ran from 2011 until early 2022 and supported voluntary organisations to improve their impact practice. More information about the Inspiring Impact programme.