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Table 2 Data collection methods for the strategic and neighbourhood process evaluation

From: A whole system approach to increasing children’s physical activity in a multi-ethnic UK city: a process evaluation protocol

Data collection method Strategic level process evaluation Neighbourhood level process evaluation
Surveys Participant characteristics survey: upon recruitment (All recruited participants)
Influences on behaviour survey: every 6 months (All recruited participants)
Participant characteristics survey: upon recruitment (All participants, all neighbourhoods)
Influences on behaviour survey: baseline, 6-months, 12-months and 24 months (All participants, all neighbourhoods)
Network mapping survey: baseline, 6-months, 12-months and 24 months (All recruited participants, all neighbourhoods)
Process observations Process observations of meetings including:
Implementation team meetings: one in every four (attended by core team members such as the programme director, community engagement managers and communications officer)
Other key strategic meetings identified in collaboration with the implementation team
Process observations of action group workshops: every workshop, approximately once every 6 weeks (deep-dive neighbourhoods only)
Documentary analysis Key documents for each work stream collated every 6 months (including service agreements, project plans and evaluations) Action group workshop notes (All neighbourhoods)
Neighbourhood action plans (All neighbourhoods)
Semi-structured interviews Interviews with around 20 strategic stakeholders every 6 months (including members of the core team and one strategic lead for each workstream at each time point)
Interviews with around six additional wider stakeholders every 12 months (three members of the executive board and three members of the strategic development)
Interviews with around 20 neighbourhood stakeholders at 6 and 18 months (including key delivery stakeholders such as JU:MP connector, Islamic Religious Setting lead, school lead etc. from across deep-dive neighbourhoods only)
Interviews with around two commissioned organisation stakeholders at 6 and 18 months (commissioned neighbourhoods)
Reflections Group reflections embed into key meetings:
Weekly implementation team meetings: one in every four (attended by core team members such as the programme director, community engagement managers and comms officer)
Weekly research team meetings: one in every four (attended by core team members such as the research directors and research fellows)
REM REM workshops embedded into strategic development group meetings: every 6 months REM workshops embedded into action group meetings: every 6 months (all neighbourhoods)