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This study addressed the complex issue of data collection in program evaluation. The researcher sought to understand the influences affecting the quality and utility of data in program evaluation. The data collection process was examined through a single case study of a bilingual education program located in California. Information for this study was obtained through open-ended interviews with project staff, classroom teachers, and external evaluators. Other sources of information included records, documents, a computer database, and electronic mail correspondence with program officers. The researcher used Non-numerical Unstructured Indexing Searching and Theory Building (NUD*IST) computer software to manipulate interview transcriptions, records and documents. Emerging from the data were key categories and themes that were presented in narrative form. The researcher found that data collection was grounded in the context in which it occurs and was therefore, highly dependent on program staff. Data collection requires willing, qualified staff with an understanding of technology, assessment, and evaluation methodology.
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Russell, Matthew B.. (2000). Data collection in program evaluation: A case study. University of the Pacific, Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2472
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