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Our training, resources and support will help you to ensure that:

  • Everyone is on board with your evaluation process, and
  • You have clear statements about the outcomes of your project or organisation.
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Theory of change: An Introduction to Logic Modelling

Logic modelling is a great way to manage complexity when planning projects, and to show ... Read more
21 November 2018, Edinburgh

Getting started: Outcomes and Indicators

Need to show the difference you make and don’t know where to start? Want to ... Read more
24 January 2019, Edinburgh

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What is an outcome?

Listen to Shona Wells, Training Officer explain what outcomes in one minute!

 

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How to write an outcome

Shona Wells, Training Officer talks you through writing an outcome in one minute!

 

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What is an indicator?


Grace Robertson, Training Officer at Evaluation Support Scotland explains indicators in less than one minute!

 

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Working out what to measure: setting indicators

 

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Evaluation tool

Evaluation tool

Big Picture Route Map

This cartoon map has different vehicles, routes and characters. This visual tool can help participants reflect on their current situation ...

Evaluation tool

Weaver's Triangle

This tool can help you to clarify the impact you want to make and separate your aims, outcomes and activities. ...

Case study

Case study

Case Study: Involving Service users in setting outcomes - ARC Scotland

This case study shows how ARC Scotland involved service users in setting outcomes for service commissioning by Aberdeenshire Council. It ...

Case study

Case Study: Young Scot

This case study shows how Young Scot developed measurable outcomes that worked for the whole organisation and a strategy to ...

Video

Video

Choosing the right evaluation methods NEW

Shona Wells, ESS Training Officer talks about what to consider when choosing an evaluation method that is right for you ...

Video

How to write an outcome NEW

Shona Wells, Training Officer talks you through writing an outcome in one minute!

Video

What is an indicator? NEW

Grace Robertson, Training Officer at Evaluation Support Scotland explains indicators in less than one minute!

Video

What is an outcome? NEW

Listen to Shona Wells, Training Officer explain what outcomes in one minute!

ESS support guide

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 1a Setting outcomes

This guide helps you work out what your outcomes are and how to write them. It clarifies the connection between ...

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 1b Working out what to measure (Setting indicators for your outcomes)

This guide explains ways to develop and use indicators to help you measure your outcomes.

ESS support guide

ESS Support Guide 1c - Developing a Logic Model

This guide comes out of work that we did with funding from NHS Health Scotland to help build understanding about ...

Other Resources

Other Resources

Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

A general guide to evaluating community projects from Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Other Resources

Explaining the difference your project makes: A big guide to using an outcomes approach

This guide from BIG Lottery Fund sets out some of the main steps that you will have to take to ...

Other Resources

First Steps in Monitoring and Evaluation

This guide has been developed particularly for small voluntary organisations and those with limited experience of monitoring and evaluation. It ...

Other Resources

LEAP - A model for participatory planning and evaluation in community learning and development (2007)

LEAP stands for Learning, Evaluation and Planning. There are a number of versions of the LEAP framework. This online resource ...

Other Resources

Prove and Improve (2008)

This guide offers a starting point for exploring evaluation - and in particular, self evaluation of outcomes. Published by Community ...

Other Resources

The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.

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