ESS kickstarts the new year with the theme – ‘Evidence use.’ In the next few months we will signpost to our new and existing resources, including blogs and videos, to help you with your questions about self-evaluation evidence. You may be asking:
- What is ‘good enough’ evidence? ‘Good enough’ for what?
- How do we analyse evidence?
- How do we use evidence in our work in the third sector (e.g. using evidence in community and health work)
- How do we use evidence for learning?
Make sure to follow us on Twitter and check our website to keep up with the theme! You can track our tweets and tag us using #EvalEvidence.
Check out our latest Evidence use resources to get started:
How good is my evidence?: a guide to assessing the quality of self-evaluation evidence (2020)
Sometimes we are asked ‘How do I know my evidence is good enough?’ The answer is not straightforward, because it depends on a number of factors. This guide takes you through a series of steps that allow you to answer this broad question.
Good enough evidence – TREBL framework
In this 2-minute video, ESS Deputy Director Diane Kennedy talks you through the TREBL framework which can help you think about ‘good enough’ evidence.
ESS Support Guide 3a – Analysing information for evaluation
This guide covers how you can analyse and make sense of the information you have gathered through evaluation so that you can write reports.
Evidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people’s evidence (2017)
A guide to using secondary evidence from third sector and other sources.