Section 4: Methodology and Data Collection

Step 2: Create a matrix to connect your evaluation questions, indicators, and data sources

A data collection matrix is a helpful planning tool that can help you visualize how all the data you have or need can fit together to answer your evaluation questions. A basic data collection matrix contains seven (7) main elements:

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Below is an example of a data collection matrix that is used to plan the collection of evidence of the impact of a pedestrian safety intervention.

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To find out more on how to develop evaluation questions see Section 3: Evaluation Design.

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