There are of course myriad textbooks, examples and tools available to help groups make meaning of qualitative and quantitative information. Several in this section were chosen to highlight some of the different ways groups use information to create findings related to racial equity. Several also provide models of how to embed equitable practices in that process. They offer ideas for addressing fundamental evaluative questions, including:
- How will information be organized to look for patterns and trends?
- How will information be organized to highlight issues related to racial differences and the effects of structural racism?
- How will the information on the group’s strategies and desired changes be organized to assess what that work has contributed to accomplishing to this point?
- How will the information on the group’s strategies and desired changes be organized to suggest if it is on a trajectory towards its longer-term goal?
Also see Tip Sheets: What are Some Statistical Methods for Assessing the Significance of Differences, Changes, and Trends; What are Some Statistical Methods for Assessing the Indicating Whether an Activity Made an Important Contribution to Change; and What are some Non-Statistical Methods for Indicating Whether An Activity Made An Important Contribution to Change. This may also be a good time in evaluation work to review several other Tip Sheets, including: What is the Difference between Tracking Community Outcomes and Evaluating the Outcomes of Change Strategies, and What Are Some Possible Concerns About Available Informatiion.
- What Are Some Statistical Methods For Assessing the Significance Of Differences, Changes, And Trends?
- What Are Some Statistical Methods For Indicating Whether An Activity Made An Important Contribution To Change?
- What Are Some Non-Statistical Methods For Indicating Whether An Activity Made An Important Contribution To Change?
- Using Excel for Analyzing Survey Questions
- Mapping Community Capacity
- Don't Average Words
- 10 Steps to Make Sense of Answers to Open-Ended Questions
- Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit
- We Did it Ourselves: An Evaluation Guidebook (Chapter 12)
- Indicators and Information Systems for Sustainable Development
- Strengthening Cultural Competency in California's Domestic Violence Field for High-Need Populations