Evaluation and Data Use

Data Visualization
Data visualization can communicate data in a clear, concise, and engaging way – this blog post presents strategies to help you visualize your workforce data.
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Building Capacity to Effectively Share and Use Data
This blog post highlights why and how child welfare agencies can build capacity to share and use data through visualization.
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Lessons Learned While Conducting Utilization-Focused Workforce Evaluation
This brief highlights strategies that evaluators can use to improve the utilization of child welfare workforce research, based on the experience of the QIC-WD.
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Introduction to Data Dictionaries
This blog post describes how data dictionaries can position child welfare agencies to leverage their human resources data for workforce development.
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Introduction to Workforce Metrics
This blog post describes two primary workforce outcomes—performance and retention—and how agencies can use workforce metrics to measure them.
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Perspectives on Multi-Intervention, Multi-Design Evaluation for the Child Welfare Workforce
Multi-site, multi-intervention, multi-design evaluations are complicated. This post summarizes key evaluation challenges and the QIC-WD's solutions to addressing complex issues inherent in child welfare workforce research.
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Does Your Agency Embrace Evidence-Based Management Practices?
The QIC-WD is using an assessment tool to help Institute participants determine if they practice evidence-based management.
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Eight Child Welfare Jurisdictions Selected to Participate in QIC-WD Institute
The Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute is a short-term program to further the work of the QIC-WD. We received applications from across the country and, after thorough review, are pleased to announce the eight jurisdictions that were selected.
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Texas Decreased Caseworker Turnover. The QIC-WD is Implementing and Testing Some of Their Strategies and Building Evidence
The QIC-WD is dedicated to building evidence. Foundational work in the early years of the Center included combing the literature from multiple fields (e.g., business, education, industrial-organizational psychology) to inform strategies to strengthen the
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Recent Research to Build Knowledge of the Child Welfare Workforce
Child welfare worker turnover is costly and can negatively affect the relationship between families and the child welfare agency.
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