It is 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 National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (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.
They 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’?
The NCCPE want to hear about the views and experiences of public engagement professionals (PEPs) and researchers through two surveys. These surveys should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and by contributing your views and experiences you can help to inform the public engagement policy, practice and research.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To get a broader range of responses and thus a better understanding of public engagement across the UK, please share these surveys with PEPs and researchers from other institutions and networks.
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