This guide covers some visual approaches you can use to collect information for evaluation including relationship maps, service use maps, lifelines, body maps and evaluation wheels.
This guide covers some visual approaches that can be used to collect information for evaluation: relationship maps, service use maps, lifelines, body maps and evaluation wheels and gives advice on how to use them. You can find out more about other methods of collecting information in Support Guides 2.2 Interviews and Questionnaires and 2.4 Technology.
The methods in this guide are just some that can be used for evaluation from a set of approaches known as participatory appraisal. They are useful tools to use when working with people who do not like completing forms (such as questionnaires) and when you want to understand the more complex views of your service users.
Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with voluntary organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.
Its aim is to make evaluation valuable, relevant and proportionate. Information about the services it provides are available on the ESS website http://www.evaluationsupportscotland.org.uk/