Project Toolkit – Data – General Resources What Is Data? This document defines data and outlines the contents of this section. A. Data Integrity This document discusses data integrity, including key considerations when ensuring the integrity of data. B. Qualitative & Quantitative: What are we talking about? This document presents the key similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative data. C. Data Collection Methods: The Pros & Cons This document discusses some of the commonly used qualitative and quantitative research methods, including the resources necessary to conduct as well as the benefits and limitations of each method. D. How to Obtain Informed Consent The document discusses informed consent, including a general overview, components of an information letter and consent form, and a sample information letter and consent form. E. Communicating & Reporting Information An overview of strategies and tools to support communicating and reporting information, including key things to consider, components of report writing, and innovative ideas. F. Choosing A Good Chart Use this chart as a reflection tool to support the process of choosing a chart that is appropriate for your purpose and data. G. Using Data To Improve Student Achievement This article presents ideas about how teachers can use data to improve student achievement at the elementary level. H. Using Data A tip sheet for principals on using data to support instructional leadership practice. I. Community Research Material This manual aims to provide information on the research process, tools to conduct participatory research with the community, managing research data, and preparing good reports. J. Organizing Quantitative & Qualitative Data Resources for organizing quantitative and qualitative data. Right-click “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” to download files.