The University of Portsmouth and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries invites you to take part in a study being run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).
It’s increasingly important for researchers and universities to be able to track and measure the ‘impact’ of their public engagement activities, but there appears to be a widespread lack of confidence in how to effectively evaluate public engagement, what useful information evaluation of public engagement can provide, and how to measure the impacts arising.
The NCCPE and Qualia Analytics are working together to explore the needs of researchers in evaluating their public engagement activities, and how they can be better supported.
The NCCPE want to find out:
- What is your current evaluation practice for public engagement?
- What are the challenges you face or concerns you have around evaluation of public engagement?
- What tools and approaches do you currently use?
- Where do you go to get support or advice?
- What are the tricky issues that leave you feeling ‘stuck’?
They want to hear about the views and experiences of both public engagement professionals (PEPs) and researchers who embed public engagement, so they’ve set up two surveys. These surveys should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and by contributing your views and experiences you can help the NCCPE to inform public engagement policy, practice and research. We really appreciate you taking the time to contribute to this valuable piece of research.
For PEPs (anyone facilitating or assisting public engagement in all forms that is NOT a researcher):