How to Collect Qualitative Data for Evaluation

with Shaun Romain & Dr. Eric Jensen

The Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS

About This Workshop

This is an introductory workshop focused on why and how qualitative data can be collected for evaluation purposes. Emphasis will be on qualitative research designs and data collection. This workshop will help you address the following questions:

  • Why use qualitative methods for evaluation?
  • Which qualitative evaluation methods are most appropriate to your evaluation question or situation?
  • How can you develop a good interview or focus group guide?
  • How do you avoid common pitfalls of qualitative evaluation design and data collection?
  • How can effective interview or focus groups be conducted?
  • How can you gather qualitative evaluation data under tight resource and time constraints?

This workshop is part of a series aimed to address the entire process of qualitative evaluation. For our workshop on analysing qualitative data once you have it collected, we have a workshop on 4th March, also in London.

Shaun Romain Independent Consultant

Shaun is an independent consultant with over 20 years’ experience of evaluation in the context of cultural business development, engagement and education programmes. He has experience of working with qualitative evaluation data from both an internal and external perspective.

Formerly a school teacher, museum curator and Director of the Arts Council England’s South East Audience Development Agency, Shaun has a wealth of practical experience that lead him to his position as an independent consultant. Shaun’s recent clients include Arts Council England, Imperial War Museum, Cass Sculpture Foundation, English Heritage, Manchester Art Gallery, Mary Rose Trust, National Museum of Liverpool and the TATE Galleries, giving him a wide repertoire of evaluation experience from which to draw.

Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick.
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Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Readings will be provided to registered participants electronically in advance of the workshop.

Registration is closed

Shaun Romain
Shaun Romain

Shaun is an independent consultant with over 20 years’ experience of evaluation in the context of cultural business development, engagement and education programmes. He has experience of working with qualitative evaluation data from both an internal and external perspective.

Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Location

The Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS


2016-02-11 13:45:00 2016-02-11 17:00:00 Europe/London How to Collect Qualitative Data for Evaluation This is an introductory workshop focused on why and how qualitative data can be collected for evaluation purposes. Emphasis will be on qualitative research designs and data collection. This workshop will help you address the following questions: Why use qualitative methods for evaluation? Which qualitative evaluation methods are most appropriate to your evaluation question or situation? How can you develop a good interview or focus group guide? How do you avoid common pitfalls of qualitative evaluation design and data collection? How can effective interview or focus groups be conducted? How can you gather qualitative evaluation data under tight resource and time constraints? This workshop is part of a series aimed to address the entire process of qualitative evaluation. For our workshop on analysing qualitative data once you have it collected, we have a workshop on 4th March, also in London. The Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS Methods For Change [email protected]
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