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.
Art is a powerful medium for communication and engagement with science. To create a collaborative project that melds art with research creative practitioners and scientists must be brought together, but these individuals may think differently, have different priorities and work in different ways. This account of Genome Adventures, gives a little insight into the process of bringing different disciplines together and the challanges and benefits that result.
Project Report: Art in Global Health: Report and Video giving Insights and Considerations for Future Artist Residenciesby Sian Aggett
In 2013, Art in Global Health set up artist residencies in six Wellcome Trust-funded research centres as a way of teasing out some of the more personal, philosophical, cultural and political dimensions of health research. This exciting project was born out of Wellcome Collection's desire to engage the curious public globally with the health research that the Trust funds - in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK.
Wellcome Trust International Engagement workshop report: Engaging with Impact: How do we know if we have made a difference? (South Africa 2012)by Wellcome Trust
This report is based on conversations that took place at the Wellcome Trust’s fourth international engagement workshop: ‘Engaging with impact: how do we know if we have made a difference?’ The workshop took place in South Africa in October 2012.
A comprehensive guide to theory of change which can be used as a valuable tool for evaluating community engagement projects.
Published Literature: Future Connect: a review of social networking today, tomorrow and beyond, and the challenge or HIV Communicatorsby Pete Cranston and Tim Davies et al.
An extensive introduction to the growing and changing role of social media in communication with an emphasis on developing country experience.
This annotated bibliography is a useful tool for those looking to analyse and visualise networks as a way to evaluate community engagement projects.
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.
This case study acts as an example of using participatory system inquiry and systemic action research to evaluate complex projects.
An introduction to Participatory System Inquiry and Systemic Action Research and their use in evaluating community engagement.
This resource presents a list of useful websites and discussion forums on evaluation.
An introduction to the Manchester University (UK) Guide to evaluating engagement.
An introduction to the book Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics and some of the case studies within it.
An Introduction to Realist Evaluation, a valuable method for addressing the complexity of social programmes.
An introduction to the use of Participatory Statistics for evaluating 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 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.
Evaluation report from the Wellcome Trust's Sciart funding programme
Global Food Matters: An appetite for engaging with research (Wellcome Trust International Engagement workshop report, Botswana 2015)by Wellcome Trust
Workshop Report: Discussion on the ethical, social and cultural issues that surround research into food, health and the environment as well as the best ways of producing activities that inform, consult and collaborate with communities.