Ever wondered what the difference was between impacts, outcomes and outputs?
How about how to plan your evaluations or what the point of evaluation is in the first place?
A great place to start would be this simple-to-use introduction to the subtle art of evaluation by the good people at the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. The guide has some useful pointers about where to start and further links to a wealth of information about all things evaluation.
For further reading, have a look at Evaluation: Practical Guidelines – a comprehensive guide to evaluating a public engagement initiative. Published by RCUK, NCCPE and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, this takes you through the ins and outs of the evaluation process right from planning to data collection and handling to producing a useful final report.
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