Management and Program Analysis: Data Collection and Analysis
Who Should Attend
All Federal employees and contractors are eligible to attend, including management, program, budget, and systems analysts or assistants, other staff members responsible for collecting and analyzing data, administrative staff interested in this series, and anyone else interested in transitioning into the management and program analysis series.
Students should take Management and Program Analysis (343 Series): An Introduction
or be familiar with the concepts and principles covered in that course.
In this course, you will discover how data collection, analysis, and reporting enhance management and programmatic decision-making (including plans, audits, and agency/congressional reports). In addition, you will learn how to effectively utilize data collection tools, methodologies, and OMB requirements.
- Review a variety of data collection and analysis issues.
- Learn how management and program analysts focus their data collection and analysis.
- Learn the two general types of information/data important to program success: descriptive and judgmental.
- Organize, analyze, and interpret results.
- Learn the differences between quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis and how they are utilized in programmatic decision making.
- Use data collection and analysis tools and checklists to assist in making program and management decisions, including:
- behavioral observation checklists
- knowledge tests
- opinion surveys
- the Delphi Technique
- individual and group interviews
- case studies
- Utilize logic models for program success.
- Learn how data collection and analysis fit into an overall Evaluation Management Plan and why evaluating your program is important.
- Understand how to use the appropriate OMB circulars for data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Discover how to account for and address program history, legal and legislative factors, and professional influences.