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.
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 Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.
A Mesh introduction to network based approaches to evaluation which focus on changes in relationships and networks as a key outcome of interest.
An introduction to Participatory System Inquiry and Systemic Action Research and their use in evaluating community engagement.
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.
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.
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.