Tag: evidence

What counts as good evidence?

A discussion paper on standards of evidence and what can be considered “good”. See the appendixes for examples of evidence in different Social Policy areas and contexts.   https://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/assets/What-Counts-as-Good-Evidence-WEB.pdf ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Balancing act: A guide to proportionate evaluation A guide is to help people think through what proportionate and meaningful evaluation design looks like for their organisation. In doing so it draws on the literature on standards of evidence as one way of framing what good […]

Tents around a campfire: evidencing transformation

Both understanding and evaluating social change are complex undertakings. A variety of approaches and standards are currently used across the field, by projects, research, and policy; and often these do not join up or speak of the same outcomes and indicators. There is a history of conversations about these issues, which we wanted to build on within the context of associated policy, practice and research development in Wales. On 17th April 2018, the Co-production Network for Wales, with support from Welsh Government and the Wales School […]

Data Cymru’s Guide to Evaluation

To support those undertaking evaluation, Data Cymru have launched an Evaluation Guide. Developed with support from national partners, the guide serves as an introduction to evaluation and sets out the key steps and factors that need to be considered when planning evaluation. The guide does not try to be the definitive source of information on evaluation. It seeks to cover the key concepts and terminology, including evaluation types, evidence bases and measuring options. It aims to convey […]

Guide: Evidence for Success

The guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice. It is for anyone who wants to use evidence to improve policy and practice, regardless of the level of experience they have in doing so. Therefore, it is intended that this guide will also be of value to a wide range of stakeholders, including: practitioners, service managers, funders and commissioners, and policy makers and […]

Evidencing Genuine Co-Production in the Third Sector (Lozano-Casal P., 2017)

Lozano-Casal, P., Tyler-Grieg, R. (2017). Evidencing Genuine Co-Production in the Third Sector. TSRF. http://www.evaluationsupportscotland.org.uk/media/uploads/tsrf/evidencing_successful_co-production_in_the_third_sector_-_final.pdf A review of Scottish Co-Production and how effective it is measured to be.

Evaluating co-production

Evaluating Co-Production: Pragmatic Approaches to Building the Evidence Base (Durose C., 2014) Durose, C., Mangam, C., Needham, C., Rees, J. (2014). Evaluating Co-Production: Pragmatic Approaches to Building the Evidence Base. https://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/conference/papers/2014/Evidencing%20Coproduction%20PSA%20paper,%20final.pdf A summary paper examining the issues surrounding how co-production is evidenced in an objective and quantifiable, cost effective manner.   ————————————–   Should we evaluate co-production and can we evaluate in a co-productive way? (Marwick, S., 2017) “Steven Marwick discusses evaluating co-production and how […]

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