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Next steps in cultural evaluation

Congratulations! You have reached the end of the Evaluation for arts, culture and heritage: principles and practice course.  In this course, you have not only developed your understanding of cultural …

Cultural evaluation for impact and change

Over the past two weeks, we have explored how following a set of principles and selecting the right framework and methods can transform your evaluation practice to really highlight the …

Communicating findings

In this step you will learn how to effectively communicate the findings of evaluation to different stakeholder groups. Evaluation findings are a powerful catalyst to elicit practical, strategic and systemic …

Top tips for an evaluation brief

It is worth investing time and thought in drafting a brief for your external evaluator. The more comprehensive and relevant the brief, the more likely you are to get high …

Resourcing and evaluation

In this step you will learn more about the different resources you will need to carry out your evaluation. Access to existing data It is important to think about existing …

What is an evaluation plan?

In this video, you learned about the key elements of an evaluation plan and why they are included. It is useful for an evaluation plan to include: 1. The purpose …

Exploring methods for the cultural sector

The following is a summary of a range of research methods used in evaluation: some common, some a little more unusual. In the following audio clips, you will hear about …

Ethics and research methods

Many of the Evaluation Principles you encountered in Week 1 are based on the idea of doing ethical evaluation.  The idea of doing evaluation ethically may initially seem obvious (‘shouldn’t everything …