Collect both quantitative and qualitative data with these tools.
Quantitative data are expressed numerically. Qualitative data are in the form of words or themes.
Identify the tools that you will use to collect data and measure success. It is likely that you will use several data collection tools. Our suite of toolkits can help with further guidance.
See examples of tools for measuring the success of community action to prevent alcohol and drug-related harms.
You may want to engage the support of a researcher or an external evaluator if you feel this would be beneficial. People with specialist expertise in evaluation can provide advice and guidance on approaches to measuring your success. Usually you would need to engage this support before you commence delivery of your activity so they can guide you on how and when to collect data. The Community Action Plan funding from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation can be used to undertake evaluation if your group decides they would like to have an external evaluation.