ESS Support Guide 3.4 - Using Qualitative Information for Evaluation

Published29th May 2014

This guide will help you to think through how you can make use of qualitative information in evaluation. It looks at what qualitative information you might already be collecting, how you might analyse that information and how you might use it alongside quantitative information to report on your activities and outcomes.


As well as explaining what qualitative information is this guide considers how to gather, make sense of and present it. The guide presents useful examples and guidance on related activities.


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

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