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Show Me the Data: Choosing Data Collection Methods with Practical Application

Time limit: 120 days

Full course description

Course Introduction:

Data collection, essential to successful planning and programming, can be an intimidating process, but when done well it can be straightforward and practical! In this training, you will explore methods for data collection that can even be implemented by data novices and will work in a busy classroom, home, or office setting.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Explore different types of data and where they come from
  2. Differentiate when and what data collection methods to use
  3. Plan for and engage providers, staff, peers, family, and individuals themselves in data collection.


Meet the Course Creators

HANDS in Autism® has emerged as a state-wide training and resource center making a significant impact in the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs as well as their families and caregivers. The evidence-based behavioral and educational practices at the core of the HANDS curriculum have had noted feasibility and practicality to providers and other stakeholders across educational, medical/clinical, and home/community settings.


Length: 1 hour


HANDS in Autism


Credit: Certificate of completion


Audience: Public

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