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In this six-part IMM: Builder webinar series we focus on key topics from the course to help develop your impact measurement and management tools and processes.
The course is hosted by inFocus Senior Consultants who each have extensive knowledge and experience in developing effective and efficient IMM systems.
As part of the training there are working documents available for the framework development as well as blank templates. You can find these HERE.
Please find the recordings of the sessions and useful resources below.
Quantitative data analysis involves the presenting and interpreting of numerical data, for example, compiling the data into a table or chart and making sense of what the data’s telling you. In the first topic of this webinar we take you through a simple process for conducting quantitative data analysis, from good practice in displaying data, through to questions you can use to draw out interesting and important findings.
Conducting qualitative data analysis, drawing conclusions from text or images collected through the impact measurement process, can be particularly challenging. In the second topic of the webinar we take you step by step through a simple but highly effective process for conducting what’s called ‘thematic analysis’, a form of qualitative analysis that involves identifying themes and patterns from your data.
It’s time to consider how best to deploy the tools to collect accurate data and ensure that those you are collecting data from are not adversely affected through the process. In this webinar we go through how to make a plan about when and where to deploy your data collection tools and, if you are collecting data directly from people, how to train your data collection team to collect good quality data in an ethical way.
Regardless of whether your focus is more on generating social or environmental outcomes and impact, at some stage it is likely that you will need to collect data directly from individuals or organisations in relation to your work. So you’ll need good quality data collection tools. In our first topic of this webinar we cover how to find existing questions to use in your tools, how to develop good quality questions, and how to test your tools once developed to ensure they are fit for purpose.
There are many different methods available to you for measuring outcomes and impact, from a simple questionnaire, through to methods using art or drama. In our first topic of this webinar we go through some of the key practical considerations to ‘take into account’ when selecting data collection methods as part of a ‘mixed method’ approach. In the second topic of the webinar we look at the different options available for IMM software, from spreadsheet programmes through to online software specifically designed for IMM, and what to take into account when making a selection. Sampling involves drawing conclusions about the total population you work with through analysing data collected from a smaller group (or sample) of them. In our third topic on the webinar, we go through the steps you’ll need to take, to get a more representative sample.
Defining and documenting indicators, the specific pieces of data that will be used to measure outcomes, is a critical step in the overall IMM process. In this topic of the webinar we go through how to find and select indicators from the many indicator toolkits that have been developed, and how to follow quality criteria to develop your own indicators.
A theory of change can be a powerful tool for IMM as it provides a ‘blueprint’ for how your activities will lead to outcomes and impact that you can measure against. In the first topic of this webinar we take you through the key steps in how to develop a theory of change and complete a simple template.
Defining and documenting indicators, the specific pieces of data that will be used to measure outcomes, is a critical step in the overall IMM process.
Participatory impact measurement and management (IMM) involves engaging your stakeholders in different elements of the IMM process. In the first topic of the webinar we look at the practical steps you can take to engage your stakeholders in the different stages of the IMM process.
Taking an ethical approach to IMM considers the ethical obligations you have to your stakeholders to ensure they are not negatively impacted by their involvement in IMM. In the second topic of this webinar we look at how you can take practical steps to address ethics across the IMM process.