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Where Does the Data Go? Using Spreadsheets to Manage Youth Program Evaluati...
Thu, 27 October 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
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Most organizations collect some type of information as part of their work with youth, for example intake forms or applications, attendance records, case notes, and program documentation. The critical question is, how are you using the information that you collect as part of your everyday work with youth in your program evaluation?
This workshop introduces participants to data management strategies with a particular focus on using spreadsheets. We show you how to set them up, enter data, and do simple analysis. More specifically, this workshop will teach participants how to structure data in a spreadsheet and use the eight key formulas required to do basic data analysis. Participants will also work to understand and identify what data should be collected, the pros and cons of using validated tools and other methods, how to use a spreadsheet to manage your data, and how to create data analysis plan.
By participating in this workshop you will:
gain an understanding of what type of program data to collect and how to best organize data using spreadsheets.
gain a working understanding of the basic features spreadsheets including how them up, enter data and do simple analysis
learn how to create data entry systems for attendance, feedback, demographics etc.
Sidney Shapiro is a student in the Human Studies PhD program at Laurentian University where my research focuses on the politics and social aspects of state and religion interactions, specifically diaspora studies and foreign policy. He is also a Research Assistant at the Youth Rex NE Hub and excited about the many different ways to evaluation capacity for YouthREX community partners. He has experience in data collection and analysis large and small, and have done research in a number of off-the-map locations, including an island of less than a thousand people. Sydney's background is in technology, healthcare, political science and sociology, with some archeology thrown in for good measure.
Corliss Bean is a Research and Evaluation Specialist at YouthREX. As well as being a YouthREX team member, Corliss is also doctoral student at the University of Ottawa where her research focus is in positive youth development, and specifically, the development, implementation, and evaluation of youth programs, with a particular focus on sport and physical activity. She has several years of experience in conducting process and outcome evaluations and working with community-based youth organizations to build capacity around youth programming. Moreover, she has worked with two national sport organizations in the development and evaluation of various programs, including a training program for youth golf instructors to build their capacity around teaching life skills through sport.
This workshop will be held at York University, Room TBC. This building is accessible via Vari Hall.
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Spaces are limited for this workshop. Please register early to reserve a spot!
This workshop is being offered as part of YouthREX's pre-Exchange workshop series. Please visit youthrex.com/exchange-2016 for updates and news our October 28, 2016 Provincial Exchange: The Youth. The Work. The System.