First Steps In Evaluation: A Whistle-stop Tour of Evaluation in the Cultural Sector
10th Feb 2022 10:00am-12:00pm
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This introductory 2-hour lecture and Q&A is designed to show that evaluation and monitoring isn’t boring! Marge will introduce the basics of monitoring and evaluation in the cultural sector so that participants leave feeling invigorated about this area of work.
By the end of the session, you will:
Understand the difference between monitoring, evaluation and research (demystifying the jargon that often surrounds this topic)
Understand the importance of an evaluation framework and the various options available to produce one
Reflect on the principles of evaluation
Consider the impact of Covid-19 on evaluation planning and delivery
Increase your knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore further
Be inspired by how cultural organisations use data they collect for strategic planning
Be mindful of ethical considerations when undertaking evaluation work
Leave with links to further resources, tools and tips for further study in this area.
This session will be led by Marge Ainsley. Marge is a well-respected cultural consultant with specialist expertise in research and evaluation. Since launching her consultancy in 2008, she’s worked with a range of libraries, museums and archives across the UK and internationally on a range of projects which seek to evidence insight and impact. These have ranged from evaluation of major grants programmes (often funded by Arts Council England or NHLF) through to delivering training and facilitation in monitoring, evaluation and research for organisations with limited in-house expertise.www.margeainsley.co.uk