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Using the APEASE criteria

In order to make judgments about A, P, E, A, S and E, we need information. We may already have relevant information but we may want to gather more.
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In order to make judgments about A, P, E, A, S and E, we need information. We may already have relevant information but we may want to gather more.

  1. We can talk to people, either informally or formally in focus groups, structuring the discussion by the APEASE criteria. We should think about which groups of people are likely to give the most useful information.
  2. We can collect information using surveys and ask people to rate interventions and policies according to each APEASE criteria e.g definitely, probably, possibly, probably not or definitely not acceptable to a particular group of people e.g. staff, customers.
  3. There may be reports or relevant information within an organisation that can be drawn on.
  4. When it comes to Effectiveness, Spillover and Equity, reviewing relevant published literature may be helpful.

More information on how to use the APEASE criteria can be found in the document attached at the bottom of this page. Pages 18-25 link directly to the APEASE criteria, but the criteria is discussed at various points throughout the document.

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