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Data Collection

Format E-Learning

Far too often, organizations lack formal data collection, or worse, create and implement complicated data collection efforts without understanding whether the data and metrics link to the organization's strategic goals and objectives. This lack of structure often results in collected data and metrics that have little value. To ensure that you focus and structure your data collection efforts accordingly, use data collection plans and data collection techniques to collect relevant process data.

Gain an understanding of the critical elements that are part of an accurate and complete data collection plan. Learn how to collect relevant process data using data collection techniques like automatic data capture, surveys, interviews, check sheets, and checklists. Interactive activities and knowledge checks in this course enable you to apply what you've learned.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 0.5 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.05
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the critical elements of a data collection plan
  • Define and distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data
  • Use various data collection techniques like automatic data capture, surveys, interviews, check sheets, and checklists to gather data

Who Should Attend:

Anyone new to quality who wants to learn about data collection techniques like automatic data capture, surveys, interviews, check sheets, and checklists.
  1. Introduction
  2. Learning Objectives
  3. Data Collection Plans
    1. What is a Data Collection Plan?
    2. Important Questions to Ask When Planning Data Collection
    3. Developing a Data Collection Plan
  4. Qualitative and Quantitative Data
    1. Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data
    2. Quantitative Data: Continuous or Discrete?
  5. Data Collection Techniques
    1. Critical Data Collection Factors
    2. Automatic Data Capture
    3. Surveys
    4. Interviews
    5. Check Sheets
    6. Checklists
  6. Summary


This is a self-paced course that can be started at any time.
Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

Hardware Requirements

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  • Audio speakers or headset
  • High-speed internet connection

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Accessing Your E-learning

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Refund Policy
We will refund you in full if you cancel your course within 30 calendar days of purchase and if no more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course has been accessed. If more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course is accessed, or if a PDF within the course is accessed, no refund will be provided even within 30 calendar days of purchase.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: E-Learning

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

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