How To Use Questionnaires For Impact Evaluation

Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HQ
with Dr Eric Jensen & Dr. Monae Verbeke

Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HQ

About This Workshop

The workshop introduces delegates to how, why and when to use questionnaires for impact evaluation. This will include perspectives from experienced evaluators on the common pitfalls in questionnaire design that can reduce the quality of an impact evaluation, alongside practical guidelines for ensuring good quality.

This practical workshop will address the following questions:

What makes questionnaires valuable as a tool for impact evaluation? Why use questionnaires?
When (or what situations) make using questionnaires for impact evaluation inappropriate?
How can you spot poor quality questions and response options? (These can lead to inaccuracies in your data.)
How to develop good quality questions and response options?
How can you analyse data from open-ended questions in your questionnaire?
How to decide whether to collect data using online or iPad-based questionnaires?

Speakers include:

World-leading social scientist and expert in evaluation of informal learning and public engagement experiences (Dr Eric Jensen, University of Warwick).
International evaluator specialising in mixed-methods and impact evaluation (Monae Verbeke, University of Warwick)

Dr. Monae Verbeke Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation

Dr. Monae Verbeke is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation. Monae is a social scientist, focusing on ways in which institutions and communities can form relationships that influence, shape, and promote successful science engagement. Monae's research interests are in the intersections between the fields of cultural psychology, science communication, and informal science learning. Monae is conducting research exploring the process by which individuals develop interests in science and how those interests tie to a broader definition of science literacy. She has a special interest in science capital, including its relationship to an individual's identity and participation within society.

Monae has worked in the field of informal science education for a decade, conducting research on a wide-range of arts and science programs, using multi-method approaches to study the dimensions of participation, emotion, interest, self-efficacy, and understanding in science literacy and engagement. Monae's experience includes designing and conducting research and evaluation at institutions such as the National Gallery, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, London Zoo, the US National Park System and rural Libraries across the United States. Dr. Verbeke holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick (UK), and a MSc in Biology from Western Illinois University (USA). She previously taught social research methods at the University of Warwick.

Cultural Psychology
Science Communication
Informal Science Learning

Dr Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is an internationally-recognised 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 in evaluation of impact and quality of experience. He has advised leading cultural institutions and universities including the University of Cambridge, National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, University of Cambridge Museums, Oxford University Museums, Exploratorium, 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. warwick-logo

Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Participation is encouraged for this workshop. Bring your own research challenges and questionnaires. Readings will be provided to registered participants electronically in advance of the workshop

Dr Eric Jensen
Dr Eric Jensen

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

Dr. Monae Verbeke
Dr. Monae Verbeke

Dr. Monae Verbeke is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation. Monae is a social scientist, focusing on ways in which institutions and communities can form relationships that influence, shape, and promote successful science engagement. Monae's research interests are in the intersections between the fields of cultural psychology, science communication, and informal science learning. Monae is conducting research exploring the process by which individuals develop interests in science and how those interests tie to a broader definition of science literacy. She has a special interest in science capital, including its relationship to an individual's identity and participation within society.

Location

Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HQ


2015-11-09 13:30:00 2015-11-09 16:45:00 Europe/London How To Use Questionnaires For Impact Evaluation The workshop introduces delegates to how, why and when to use questionnaires for impact evaluation. This will include perspectives from experienced evaluators on the common pitfalls in questionnaire design that can reduce the quality of an impact evaluation, alongside practical guidelines for ensuring good quality. This practical workshop will address the following questions: What makes questionnaires valuable as a tool for impact evaluation? Why use questionnaires? When (or what situations) make using questionnaires for impact evaluation inappropriate? How can you spot poor quality questions and response options? (These can lead to inaccuracies in your data.) How to develop good quality questions and response options? How can you analyse data from open-ended questions in your questionnaire? How to decide whether to collect data using online or iPad-based questionnaires? Speakers include: World-leading social scientist and expert in evaluation of informal learning and public engagement experiences (Dr Eric Jensen, University of Warwick). International evaluator specialising in mixed-methods and impact evaluation (Monae Verbeke, University of Warwick) Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HQ Methods For Change [email protected]
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