This guide was developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering to support evaluation of the public engagement capacity and activities of engineers. It tends to be focused on events and research dissemination, rather than more concerted community engagement, but does offer a concise and clear introduction to evaluation, summaries of useful approaches to data gathering and analysis and planning templates.
The toolkit includes a short accessible guide (22 pages) to the basics of evaluation, including a simple explanation of evaluation approaches and data analysis. Although this is designed for those evaluating engagement projects in engineering it is a very clear introduction to key aspects of planning an evaluation, so is worth reading for those working in health.
More guides to evaluating engagement can be found in the Mesh Guides to Evaluating Engagement resources category.To see how this resource fits in with the rest of Mesh's evaluation resources, and to learn how to navigate them, visit the Mesh evaluation page.