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Stories and numbers: Choosing what impact data to collect

Price: £55
Event Organiser: Rebecca Goodbourn
Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Exploring what’s the best balance to reach between quantitative and qualitative data.

Deciding on the data you wish to collect and how to go about it is no easy feat. Numbers are important, but alone are not enough—you need personal anecdotes to give them colour and meaning, and qualitative research to understand for example how change has been achieved. Similarly, individual stories, however heart-rending, lack context without a solid grounding in figures, and numbers are important to understand the size of impact an intervention has had.

So what’s the best balance to reach between quantitative and qualitative data? This seminar, a repeat of a 2017 event, will explore:

  • What different types of data can tell you
  • How to decide what types of data to collect
  • What’s involved in collecting different types of data

The event will be chaired by Rosie McLeod, Deputy Head of Measurement and Evaluation, NPC and speakers include:

  • James Noble, Impact Management Led, NPC
  • Jeff Mesie, Head of Impact and Evaluation, Coram
  • Erika Moisl, Evaluation Manager, Crisis

This event is part of the Leading Impact series of events. Other events in the series are:
Planning an impact focused campaign, 30 January 2018
Getting started with service user involvement, 7 February 2018
Using evidence to inform evaluation plans, 7 March 2018
Data visualisation: What’s it all about?, 22 March 2018
How to use your impact data, 18 April 2018

The Venue

Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
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