This interactive data session explores ways managers in Northern California counties can use existing qualitative data resources (like OSRI-housed data) to support hypothesis development about opportunities to improve core child welfare outcomes. Additionally, participants will learn how to structure targeted qualitative data collection efforts that are consistent with best practices in measurement and allow the incorporation of case-specific practice, process and quality data into the development of theories of change that can then be used to support ongoing program improvement efforts.
Reviewing the principles of CQI, the demand for evidence and the current capacity of child welfare systems to access qualitative and quantitative evidence
Examining best practices in generating, processing and applying qualitative data evidence to performance improvement
Using existing qualitative data resources
Developing targeted data collection instruments specifically for qualitative data collection