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ERIC Number: EJ824583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0149-7189
Developing an Internet-based Survey to Collect Program Cost Data
Caffray, Christine M.; Chatterji, Pinka
Evaluation and Program Planning, v32 n1 p62-73 Feb 2009
This manuscript describes the development and testing of an Internet-based cost survey that was designed by the authors for the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) to capture the costs of school-based health programs. The intent of the survey was twofold. First, the survey was designed to collect comprehensive data on costs in a uniform and consistent manner that would be appropriate for economic evaluations and to inform policy. Second, the survey was constructed such that program administrators potentially could use it as a tool for internal purposes related to operations and planning. We begin by describing the economic conceptual framework on which the survey is based and the need for a cost data collection instrument that can be used both within and outside of a traditional research setting. We then outline the survey components and how they were developed, pilot-tested, and refined. We conclude with a discussion of how this survey is currently being used and how a survey of this type can be applied in other settings to collect program cost data for economic evaluations. (Contains 8 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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