Part 5: TOOLS FOR INVOLVING PEOPLE IN MEASURING OUTCOMES

The tools are described as group activities but many can easily be adapted. We have regularly used these methods at community events in which we ask participants to just drop in and spend a few minutes giving us feedback individually or in small groups.

Monitoring If you intend to monitor these performance measures frequently over the course of your project then you want to choose the tools that are quick to use and will not exasperate your participants if they have to repeat them several times.

Before and after:If you need to establish your baseline, you do this by doing these information gathering activities before the project begins and then repeating this at a later stage to show the progress.

What if its tool late for establishing baselines? Let’s be realistic, many people will pick up this toolkit when they are half way through their project or approaching the end. DON’T PANIC. There are ways to ask questions that ask your participants to give their opinions about how things have changed or what difference has been achieved. When we are trying to look back we call this ‘retrospective evidence’.

Introduction Activities

 

    Making It Work
    Archipelagos

 

Information Gathering Activities

 

Tools

Good for whole groups

Good for small groups

Can be used in drop in

Can be used

1 to 1

Can be used to establish a baseline

Good for regular monitoring

Good for repetition to show before & after

Good for retrospective evidencing

Bricks in the Wall
Gingerbread Man
Close to the Goal
Dot Voting
Equalizer
Hot Spots & Grot Spots
Values Line
Grid
World’s Best
Stars

 

Ending Activities

 

    Jellyfish

    Dot Target and Graffiti Wall

    Closing Circle



Continue to Part 6:
COLLECT EVIDENCE


Return to Part 4:
TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS


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