In this blog, Mary McKaskill our Practice Development Manager, shares her thoughts from the Centre’s recent Practice Development Day and initial reflections on the feedback that was shared with us afterwards.
On Monday 2 March 2020, we hosted our second Practice Development Day, which is a one-day introduction to our Asking Good Questions Framework. The Asking Good Questions Framework serves as a guide for meaningful evaluation with young people where all data collected should generate actionable insight. The day brought together 24 practitioners to reflect on their evaluation practice and consider approaches for embedding continuous improvement cycles into their work.
Ed Anderton, our Director of Practice Development delves into our refreshed Theory of Change and how we arrived there.
Here at the Centre, we spend a good proportion of our time supporting other organisations to develop and refine their Theories of Change. Ironically, we’ve never publicly shared our own. We’ve had three versions since we were formed in 2014, and have just used our fifth birthday as a prompt for a revisit and refresh. And this time, we’re going to get better at practising what we preach: we’re very pleased to be sharing our up to date Theory of Change with you (click on the image to open in high resolution)
This blog is written by Josef Fischer, Data Manager at the Centre. His blog considers why a new research methodology, 'QuIP', may be useful in impact measurement and evaluation by outlining some of the method's key distinguishing features and why it may be well-suited in the youth sector.
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