Developed by the LBG Open Innovation in Science Center present a toolkit that can be used respectively to plan and to collect feedback around the effects of involvement and engagement initiatives in research projects.
GPP Strengths and Gaps is a facilitator’s guide for an exercise that is designed to help evaluate GPP implementation at a site level. It can be used with community and trial participants to garner honest feedback and constructive suggestions for improvements.
The AVAC Stakeholder Interview Questions is a tool that is designed for trial site staff. It guides members of the research team through the process of conducting a one-on-one interview with a stakeholder. The tool provides guidance for talking with many different types of stakeholders. It can be used to evaluate the impact of stakeholder engagement efforts.
AVAC has developed a large set of supplementary tools to help research teams and other stakeholders understand, implement, and monitor the GPP guidelines. The monitoring and evaluation tools consist of a set of data collection tools for community and stakeholder engagement activities.
Literature: Planning for the social and economic impacts emerging from school-university engagement with researchby Mesh Editorial Team
In this article from the Journal of Science Communication (2015) the authors reflect on their work with teachers and students at a local school in Milton Keynes in the UK. They propose a flexible and adaptive metric to support all stakeholders with planning school engagement.
Literature: Developing a finer grained analysis of research impact: Can we assess the wider effects of public engagement?by Marco Haenssgen
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.
INTRAC has launched the M&E universe, a free, online resource for development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
A resource from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent to support Community Engagement at the centre of humanitarian work.
Guide: Performing Ethics: Using Participatory Theatre to Explore Ethical Issues in Community Based Participatory Researchby Mesh Editorial team
Robin Vincent, Evaluation Consultant, UK gives an introduction to evaluating engagement with particular focus on the Theory of Change approach and how complexity in engagement can be navigated in evaluation.
This user friendly set of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation tools allows users to capture, collate and analyze Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CSE) data at the clinical trial site-level. The database is designed to support engagement teams working on clinical trials on a daily, monthly, quarterly and biannual basis.
The original manual to Outcome Mapping produced by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
The ‘Rainbow’ framework guides the reader through a series of key questions to systematically look at all the issues involved when planning an evaluation.
Developed for engagement in community regeneration in the UK, Auditing Community Participation looks at ways of assessing levels of community involvement in area regeneration initiatives.
A guide to evaluation of public engagement developed by the Royal Academy of Engineers, UK. Whilst not specific to health and community engagement it is a useful starting point to those looking to evaluate any engagement project.
A guide to evaluating public engagement events, with a focus on events and research dissemination rather than more concerted community engagement.
A comprehensive guide to theory of change which can be used as a valuable tool for evaluating community engagement projects.
A guide to developmental evaluation.
A Mesh introduction to developmental evaluation. An evaluation approach used when it isn’t clear at the start of a project which intervention is the most appropriate and what aspects of the context are most important to address.
A clear and accessible introduction to evaluation of social media linked to community radio initiatives but with wider application.
A blog post from Kissmetrics describing how best to get started with social media measurement. Whilst primarily business and Northern focused this post nevertheless clearly explains the general steps of how to evaluate social media and incudes links to social media tracking tools that are useful for CE activities using social media.
A Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.
A tookit and guide to participatory methods for collectively visualising and analysing networks for planning and evaluation purposes.
A Mesh introduction to network based approaches to evaluation which focus on changes in relationships and networks as a key outcome of interest.
A practical guide including clear step by step explanations of how to develop a theory of change for an organisation or project
An introduction to Participatory System Inquiry and Systemic Action Research and their use in evaluating community engagement.
Introduction to one-stop site for evaluation of community sustainability engagement projects.
An introduction to the Manchester University (UK) Guide to evaluating engagement.
Introduction to RCUK's Evaluation of Engagement guide.
An introduction to the use of Participatory Statistics for evaluating engagement.
An introduction to what is meant by a Theory of Change in evaluation.
An Introduction to Realist Evaluation, a valuable method for addressing the complexity of social programmes.
An introduction to Most Significant Change, a qualitative and participatory monitoring and evaluation approach that uses stories of change to assess the impact of projects and programmes.
Outcome Mapping is a planning, monitoring and evaluation approach that is particularly helpful for evaluating multi-stakeholder projects. It seeks to assess the contribution of a project to changes in the relationships and behaviour of those it comes into direct contact with and has influence over. This page gives a brief introduction to the 'Outcome Mapping' evaluation approach, with links to the Outcome Mapping manual, the Outcome Mapping Learning community, some introductory presentations and videos, and case studies.
An introduction to Complexity Theory, a theory from which a number of evaluation methods draw.
An introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis, an approach for systematic comparison of cases.
An Introduction to Evalutaion Case Studies.
Case studies and tools for evaluating community engagement activities that engage through the arts.