Prospective: Collecting baseline data before a participant has taken part in your program
If you are collecting baseline data before a participant takes part in your offerings, make sure you provide enough time for them to respond before the start of your program. Use your logic model as a basis for defining the purpose and content of your survey questions, and use your planning period to prepare your survey. Remember: you need to use the same questions for the post-program survey to ensure that you can accurately measure the change in participants' responses. In order to analyze pre- and post-test data, you will need to use a specific statistical method called a paired-t test. Learn more.