Methodology

Methodology

IMC’s core values indicate that the survey data need to be useful to the local community, have detailed user-friendly summaries, and be available online. To this end, steps have been taken to develop online views of the data that utilize cross tabulations by demographics, residence, and population characteristics, that were not done in the published report that was county-wide in scope.

The data shown from Impact Monterey County are intended for the purpose of learning and continuous improvement around shared community goals.  These data are a reflection on the entire county, which shares accountability for current the reality and for future results.  They are not, and cannot be used, as evidence of the success or failure of one particular program, organization, or population - and they should not be used in public or media communications without full and complete context, citation and clear acknowledgement of the broadly shared accountability for results.

Download a copy of Methods Employed for Impact Monterey County's (IMC) Adult Experiences and Aspirations Survey and Online Data Availability.

Data requests for analyses outside of the scope of the online system can also be submitted for consideration. Those requests for data in line with IMC goals and capacity will be processed.  Attribution to the IMC Assessments will be expected and specific citation language will be provided. All data provided will be on the aggregate level with the criterion that cell counts of individual responses must be 15 or larger.