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Seven new ways to present evaluation findings


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An overview and practical examples of the new and innovative ways for presenting evaluation findings: Scorecards, summary sheets, multimedia and video reports, blogs, interactive web pages amongst others

Seven new ways to present evaluation findings

  1. 1. 7 new ways to present evaluation findings 10th EES Biennial Conference 3-5 October 2012 Helsinki, Finland Glenn O’Neil
  2. 2. Introduction– The poor use of evaluation findings is an area of concern for both evaluators and commissioning bodies– Studies have identified different factors that influence evaluation use including quality issues, organisational culture, relationships and external influences– New ways to present evaluation findings is the focus of this presentation 2
  3. 3. Introduction9. Commissioners of evaluations complain that themessages from evaluations are not useful, whileevaluators complain that the messages are not used.49. Communication overload is a common fault; manyan evaluation is reported with self-defeatingthoroughness. Professor Lee Cronbach 95 theses on evaluation (1981) 3
  4. 4. new ways to presentevaluation findings 4
  5. 5. 1. Summary sheets 5
  6. 6. 2. Findings table 6
  7. 7. 3. Scorecards 7
  8. 8. 4. Interactive web pagesSource: 8
  9. 9. 5. PhotostorySource: 9
  10. 10. 6. BlogsSources: 10
  11. 11. 7. Multimedia video reportSource: 11
  12. 12. tips for using new ways to present evaluation findings1. Thought needs to be given before the evaluation commences2. Many tools can be made simply but a budget is often required3. Once key findings are finalised thought needs to go into what points will be communicated4. The tool(s) you use will largely depend upon the level of interactivity desired 12
  13. 13. tips for using new ways to present evaluation findings5. Findings will be little seen without a promotionalstrategy6. Social media can be used for awareness-raisinginteractivity or simply distribution7. For the doubters – visualisation of findingsincreases understanding and retention of messages 13
  14. 14. Contact detailsView these slides on my blog: www.intelligentmeasurement.wordpress.comContacts: @glenn_oneil glennoneil 14