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Impact Evaluation: options, choices and practice
|Social Research Association|
Professor David Parsons
Online using Zoom
For government and its agencies, local government, the European Commission, the Lottery, and charitable Trusts, impact evaluation has become a cornerstone in the use, accountability and effectiveness of new policies, programmes and initiatives. Different theories, options and alternative methods have proliferated, and those setting up and running programmes across the public and voluntary sector, and outside, find themselves confronted with difficult choices and rising expectations among policy makers and funding bodies for measuring programme effects, effectiveness and impacts. Pressure on the public purse has intensified those demands - with new calls among policy makers and others for sophisticated evaluation strategies to show impacts, ‘what works’, to demonstrate added-value and cost-effectiveness. This online course provides a more flexible opportunity for an introduction to impact evaluation. It shares much of the same content as the ‘face to face’ SRA course and is led by the same tutor.
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
SRA also offers an introductory course on Foundations of Evaluation and also to Research and Evaluation Project Management and also an advanced-level course in Theory-based Evaluation.
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
£220 (SRA members pay £165)
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