Exercise: Synthesizing Quantitative Data

Program or activity evaluations may draw on quantitative and/or qualitative data. Quantitative data measure phenomena in numerical form, providing essential information for measuring results, while qualitative data that describe phenomena in a non-numerical way can provide a more nuanced understanding of the results. The two types of data can thus provide complementary information to guide improvements. This exercise provides participants with an opportunity to work with a small dataset of quantitative data and brainstorm how best to present that data.