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Measuring the Good Learning Lab: Using creative methods to collect data

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Creative methods are often a less formal way of collecting data and give participants more ownership. This session explores different tools.

Traditional data collection methods, such as surveys and interviews, have some often challenging limitations for many respondents, e.g. not everybody is able to complete an online survey due to language or technology barriers, and how do you get responses from children that are too young to take part in interviews? Not only can they pose challenges for inclusive and accessible data collection, they also often pre-determine the conversation in a specific way.

Creative methods, such as drawings, video or audio recordings, diaries and storytelling, can be impactful tools for data collection, not only to achieve increased inclusivity in your approach but also to hand power and authorship over to the participants and include them more directly in your evaluation or research project.

This session will cover how to use some of the more common creative tools and introduces case studies of organisations that are successfully applying creative methods in their own monitoring and evaluation work.