Strategic Solutions typically collects both quantitative and qualitative data at one or more points in time, and uses a variety of collection methods which entail either primary data, secondary data or both.
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A. Primary Data: the collection of primary data could entail the development and administration of both quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments.
Quantitative data is collected via questionnaires and surveys, tests and assessments, program information forms, record and document review forms, inventories and checklists, and the like. They may or may not be standardized.
Qualitative data is collected through interview, focus group, observation, case study, ethnographic study, and the like.
B. Secondary Data: the collection of secondary data could involve obtaining and analyzing findings from previously administered measures (e.g., achievement tests, etc.) or mining and re-analyzing data from an established database (e.g.,EELIAS, ARIS, etc.).