Measuring What Matters

  • Date of release: 2019
  • Type: Diagnostic tools
  • Sectors:
    Arts and culture, Children and families, Citizenship and communities, Community development, Crime and public safety, Disability, Domestic violence, Education and learning, Employment and training, Environment, Housing and homelessness, Infrastructure support, International development, Mental health, Older people, Physical health, Sport, Substance use and addiction, Volunteering, Young people
  • Cost: Free
  • Developer/Author: Co-production Network for Wales
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Measuring What Matters is a simple and practical tool for anyone undertaking evaluation, to help them ask the right questions, of the right people, in the right way.

Measuring What Matters helps by connecting an up-to-date, curated list of data collection methods (each linked to reliable and respected organisations, published guidance and resources) with a simple set of questions, making sure you always find the right way to collect data and measure impact when evaluating your activities.

Measuring What Matters can

  • Help you to identify the data collection methods which are best suited to your needs, the needs of the people you support, and the needs of the people who support you.
  • Help you to find good quality, reliable and practical information and resources regarding data collection.
  • Help you to provide clear evidence of your approach to data collection, and the quality of data it provides.
  • Complement your organisation’s existing evaluation approaches.

Measuring What Matters can’t

  • Replace the need for a holistic and considered approach to evaluation within your organisation.
  • List every possible way of collecting data.
  • Help you to establish what you should be evaluating in the first place.
  • Guarantee that the data you collect will demonstrate the impacts you hoped for!

Measuring What Matters

Download Measuring What Matters to identify the data collection methods which are best suited to your needs, provide clear evidence of your approach to data collection and find practical information and resources for data collection.

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