I really enjoyed facilitating the Webinar on Introduction to Data Collection Methods this past Friday. The hosts from the Atlanta Area Evaluation Association were very gracious and responsive in putting on the program. I was also very impressed with the range of experience in the room, with participants tuning in from the CDC, and non-profits working in youth empowerment, public health, and education.
The key points touched on included:
(1) How to do data collection ethically
(2) The do's and don't in data collection
(3) Self awareness, privilege, trust, and boundaries
(4) How to assure data quality
(5) Incorporating elements of laughter and play in data collection
Attendees posed rich questions including:
How to navigate language when conducting data collection with bi-racial communities?
What are examples of incorporating joy and play when working with youth?
How can podcasts be used for data collection?
Check out the video below to see how we addressed these questions and more!