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Let's Talk About Data Collection - Or Really, Let's Ask Questions

Thursday, November 17, 10:00 AM - Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

The key to good data collection is not knowing everything but instead knowing what questions to ask in order to do ethical, thoughtful, and intentional data collection. What assumptions are we making? We will talk about what to consider not just methodologically but also contextually and historically while preparing for data collection. This workshop will include a presentation, time for individual and group reflection, and a short break!

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.

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State Association Partners

This event is presented in partnership with Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Common Good Vermont, South Dakota Nonprofit Network, and West Virginia Nonprofit Association.

Speaker Information

Kassira AbsarKassira Absar is a researcher and evaluator. She is currently a learning and evaluation manager at a foundation and has also worked as a consultant. She has worked on projects at the local, state, national, and international levels. Her background is in human rights, survey research, community engagement, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In her work she focuses on community-centered and equitable evaluation and research practices, with an interest in community engagement in data collection and outreach. Kassira believes the term “with an equity lens” should sunset as our lens should always incorporate equity, access, and be trauma-informed. In her free time, Kassira loves to read, fall asleep during movies, be outside, practice yoga, watch reality TV, attempt watercolor painting, and participate in most food-related activities.

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