Evaluation methodologies are tailored to each project but will usually include a range of quantitative and qualitative data - known as ‘mixed method’ ethnographic methodology.
Quantitative data includes measures from online questionnaires completed after each session. These questions are responses to the sessions held and include observations such as “Today’s session improved my confidence” and “I learned new skills”.
Qualitative data is gathered through weekly check-ins and 1:1 interviews with participants at the end of the project. Feedback, comments and views expressed at the performance / showcase events by friends, family, professionals or members of the public are also captured.
All data is analysed to explore specific themes and report on the overall effectiveness and impact of the project.
Case Study: Creativity for Recovery, Enablement & Well-being
The Creativity for Recovery, Enablement & Well-being (C.R.E.W.) project was delivered as a collaboration between Jon Hall and artist Ben Wakeling as Outsider Gallery. As part of the project Jon and Ben worked closely with the University of East London to undertake a detailed evaluation of the project which is very creatively published on a website specifically for this project and is also available to download below: