Evaluation Toolkit for Breastfeeding Programs and Projects

June 2012

4.1 Which data collection method?

Page last updated: 04 November 2013

The selection of data collection methods will depend on the purpose of your evaluation and the questions it is seeking to answer, as well as the skills and resources of people who are undertaking the evaluation.

There are a lot of tools available to help you collect data, some of which are specifically for breastfeeding support services. We have provided a list of resources at the end of this document which are publicly available, mostly on the internet. We have also provided some general templates for three most commonly used tools, which you will find at Appendices E, F, and G:

  • consent form
  • interview template
  • survey template.
These templates are intended as a guide to get you started, rather than an exact recipe. You will need to modify the templates to meet the needs of your particular program, evaluation questions and chosen framework.