[Event] Techniques for Data Collection: A Community Discussion

[Event] Techniques for Data Collection: A Community Discussion

During this session, Dr. Shahirah Mahmood will share her extensive assessment and evaluation knowledge and field data collection questions.

Bon Education
Bon Education

Date: 6 July 2021

Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm GMT +4

Place: network.interstory.com

Available to all members of interstory, our professional network for people working in programs.


Session Description

During this community discussion facilitated by Dr. Shahirah Mahmood, we'll be talking about techniques for data collection. Dr. Mahmood has extensive assessment and evaluation experience, and she’ll be sharing her knowledge while also fielding questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions about surveys, interviews, focus groups and data collection in general!

Session Format

  • Introduction by Dr. Shahirah Mahmood: 10 minutes
  • Group discussion: 80 minutes

About Shahirah

Dr. Shahirah Mahmood is a Senior Project Manager, Measurement & Evaluation at Easterseals DC|MD|VA. Dr. Mahmood applies her 10 years of social science research experience to the field of non-profit data management, evaluation, research and strategy. She develops innovative solutions to improve data and evaluation strategy with the goal of enhancing program effectiveness and grantee accountability. Her expertise includes developing logic models and performance measures for human services programs in the field of early childhood development, adult services and workforce development.

Prior to joining Easterseals, Dr. Mahmood was a pro-bono research and fundraising consultant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education where her research focused on assessing the educational experience of Syrian immigrants. Dr. Mahmood also served as an evaluation consultant at the Spark Policy Institute where she assisted in the evaluation of client’s strategies involving the usage of cross-sector collaboration and innovation for advancing the goals of the nuclear security field.

Dr. Mahmood is originally from Singapore and is a lifelong learner with a passion for problem-solving. She harnesses the power of data and technology to weave compelling stories and demonstrate the impact of successful interventions from one community to another.

You can learn more about Dr. Mahmood in her interstory community feature!


Do you know program, CSR, L&D and social sector professionals who would add value to and benefit from the interstory community and the discussion in this event? Invite them to interstory for free!