This article, published with a creative commons licence on the LSE Impact Blog, suggests a more comprehensive and balanced approach for the evaluation of public engagement, drawing on evaluation criteria commonly used in aid evaluation.

5th September 2019 • comment

Summary of academic paper critiquing experimental approaches to public engagement advocating instead an 'organic engagement' approach with 'ecological validation' which explores the context and mechanisms in which public's deliberations and opinions are formed. The paper is not open access however a comprehensive summary is given here. 

15th October 2017 • comment

Critical Realist Evaluation

by Mesh Editorial Team

This resource about critical realist evaluation resulted from a presentation given by Emma Richardson at the March 2017 Mesh Evaluation workshop. For more information and links to other resources that emerged from the workshop (which will be built upon over time) visit the workshop page.  

13th October 2017 • comment

This study, which took place in the U.S, may be of interest to Mesh readers interested in the power of 'community voice' on decision-making in health policy and research.  

6th October 2017 • comment

Introduction to two influential introductory texts on Realist Evaluation: Realistic Evaluation and The Science of Evaluation: a realist manifesto. Realist evaluation can be used to effectively evaluate community engagement activities.

26th July 2016 • comment

an extensive introduction to the growing and changing role of social media in communication with an emphasis on developing country experience.

25th July 2016 • comment

This case study acts as an example of using participatory system inquiry and systemic action research to evaluate complex projects.

15th July 2016 • comment

Short paper exploring systemic action research and participatory system inquiry as approaches to assessing impact in social programmes and initiatives.

15th July 2016 • comment

Literature: Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics

by Jeremy Holland, 2013 Practical Action Publishing, Rugby, UK

An introduction to the book Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics and some of the case studies within it.

1st July 2016 • comment

Evaluation report from the Wellcome Trust's Sciart funding programme

6th April 2016 • comment