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Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance by Ingrid Guerra-López

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FINDING DATA SOURCES

Another important issue to consider before collecting data is determining where to find them. Data can be gathered from a variety of financial, social, political, and technological sources. Today our access to data is unprecedented. The Internet and advances in telecommunications and other technologies allow us to link to reports, documents, databases, experts, and other sources not previously possible.

For example, social indicators such as those related to quality of life (average income levels, divorce rates, crime levels, and the like) can often be found in chamber of commerce archives, census reports, police records, and community quality-of-life reports, and many of these are available electronically. Others, such as ...

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