Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research

Tools and Templates

Data Collection Tools:

Interview Guide Tool: An interactive online tool to create an interview guide. For more information on using this tool, please see the Data Collection section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.

Observation Template: A Microsoft Excel template used to document observations organized by CFIR construct during a site visit. For more information on using this template, please see the Data Collection section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.

Meeting Minutes Template: A Microsoft Excel template used to gather notes organized by CFIR construct in meetings. For more information on using this template, please see the Data Collection section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.


Data Analysis Tools:

Codebook Template: A Microsoft Word template pre-populated with CFIR definitions and guidance for coding qualitative data. For more information on using this codebook, please see the Data Analysis section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.

NVivo Project Template: An NVivo project populated with CFIR codes and useful queries. For more information on using this NVivo project, please see the Data Analysis section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page. Note: This file can only be opened and used with NVivo10 Software. If you use another type of qualitative data analysis software (e.g., ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA) and would like to share a coding template, please contact us and we will provide it on the website.

Memo Template: A Microsoft Word template to aggregate data at the organizational level. For more information on using this template, please see the Data Analysis section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.

Rating Rules: A PDF guide for applying ratings consistently across sites and/or studies. For more information on using these rating rules, please see the Data Analysis section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.

Matrix Template: A Microsoft Excel template to aggregate data by all organizations and data collection time points. For more information on using this template, please see the Data Analysis section on the Design an Evaluation: Qualitative Data page.