The Times they are A-Changin’. Using Theories of Change and Evidence Trackers to Demonstrate Impact
Please note: this session is a PechaKucha and is booked with ‘Impact and public engagement: what can we learn by working with arts organisations?’ as a block.
The Times they are A-Changin’…..
Using Theories of Change and Evidence Trackers to Demonstrate Impact
As Bob Dylan is currently touring Europe and therefore unable to talk (or sing) to us about change, my colleague Jonathon and I thought we would use this session to outline the ways in which we have used a ‘Theory of Change’ approach and ‘Impact Evidence Trackers’, to assist researchers’ in planning for, and evidencing, current and future impact.
There are currently a wide range of models, toolkits and software available, to assist both researchers and support services to evidence the impact of research. This session will describe the ways in which two Impact Coordinators, from different disciplinary backgrounds (unfortunately without singing or accompanied guitar playing) have used two complimentary evidence gathering and evaluation techniques, to map, evaluate and evidence research impact, across disciplines, faculties, and research teams. This approach has provided researchers with clear “maps” of the changes which their research has both produced and contributed to, and enabled the production of essential evaluation plans to gather evidence to support impact case studies.
Dr Gillian Davison - Impact Evaluation Coordinator, Northumbria University
|Theme:||Impact & Public Engagement|
|Level:||Open to all|
|Date:||17th June 2019|
|Time:||14:00 - 14:30|
|Room:||Meeting room 1b|