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This step will help you to:

  • Find different ways to collect information about the difference you are making and
  • Fit evaluation into your project or organisation.
Collecting evidence          

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Collecting evidence Events & Learning

Telling my story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

Make the most of all the evidence you have gathered and learn how to analyse ... Read more
20 August 2020, Virtual

Make to measure: Evaluation Methods and Plans

Come to this fun, interactive workshop to learn about different methods and tools, from body ... Read more
3 September 2020, Virtual

Telling my story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

Make the most of all the evidence you have gathered and learn how to analyse ... Read more
17 September 2020, Virtual

Make to measure: Evaluation Methods and Plans

Come to this fun, interactive workshop to learn about different methods and tools, from body ... Read more
8 October 2020, Virtual

Telling my story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

Make the most of all the evidence you have gathered and learn how to analyse ... Read more
22 October 2020, Virtual

Make to measure: Evaluation Methods and Plans

Come to this fun, interactive workshop to learn about different methods and tools, from body ... Read more
17 November 2020, Virtual

Telling my story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

Make the most of all the evidence you have gathered and learn how to analyse ... Read more
1 December 2020, Virtual

Resources for Collecting evidence

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Choosing the right evaluation method

 

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Case study

Case study

Case Study: An example of an inclusive evaluation using Comic Life

Lead Scotland used Comic Life. an app which helps you turn photographs into stories, to evaluate with a group of ...

Case study

Case Study: Fife Young Carers keeps evaluation simple

This case study shows how Fife Young Carers used the learning from ESS workshops to build simple evaluation systems and ...

Case study

Case study: Installing a new database - ESS's experience

Why collect all that great feedback in creative and engaging ways if it can't be easily used for process improvement ...

Video

Video

Choosing the right evaluation methods

Shona Wells, ESS Training Officer talks about what to consider when choosing an evaluation method that is right for you ...

ESS support guide

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 2a Designing evidence collection methods

This guide covers things to think about when designing a suitable evaluation method for the evidence you want to collect.

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 2b Storing Information

This guide looks at how to store the information you need to use in evaluation.

Evaluation guide

Evaluation guide

Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

A general guide to evaluating community projects from Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Other resource

Other resource

Evaluation Matters to Home Link

In this short video case study, Paula Swanston from Home Link Family Support in Edinburgh explains how they did just ...

Other resource

General Data Protection Regulation

All the information you need on the General Data Protection Regulation from the Information Commissioner's Office

Evaluation tool

Evaluation tool

Evaluation planning template

This template is a simple tool to help you plan your monitoring and evaluation.

Evaluation tool

Outcomes Star

The Outcomes Starâ„¢ is a unique tool for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people. It is widely ...

Evaluation tool

Survey Monkey

www.surveymonkey.com which is an online survey tool. You can also pay to create more complicated surveys and to access the ...

Other Resources

A practical guide to outcomes tools (2010)

Outcome tools for the service provision in the supported housing sector and other areas. A guide to managing outcomes.

The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.

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