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From Paper to Public - CASR Occasional Seminar Series

RMIT's Centre for Applied Social Research presents this special panel discussion on taking your research to the public and making an impact.

Producing a research report, book or journal article is all well and good, but often this isn’t enough to make an impact outside academia. We’ve asked Professor Patricia Rogers, BetterEvaluation Director, and a panel of senior researchers to discuss how they’ve gone beyond the publication to have their research talked about and listened to, and what frustrations this sometimes entails.

SRA: Writing effective research reports

This course is designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to write high quality research reports.  You will go through the process of report-writing, starting with planning a report to meet the needs of different audiences, then moving on to consider overall structure and format, organization of material into sections or chapters and how to present different kinds of material in different ways to maximize impact and ease of use.

Week 15: Fitting reporting methods to evaluation findings – and audiences

Rakesh Mohan's picture 11th April 2014 by Rakesh Mohan

A few weeks ago we responded to a question from BetterEvaluation user Rituu B. Nanda on interesting ways of presenting data in evaluation reports. The conversation continued on the American Evaluation Association LinkedIn group. This week we're sharing some ideas from Rakesh Mohan on ways of making evaluation reports more interesting. Rakesh is Director at the Office of Performance Evaluations, Idaho State Legislature. He discusses how his team presented the findings of different evaluations which were intended for both policy-makers and public audiences.

Week 13: Producing engaging and accessible evaluation reports

Patricia Rogers's picture 24th March 2014 by Patricia Rogers

This week we start the first in an ongoing series of Real-Time Evaluation Queries, where BetterEvaluation members ask for advice and assistance with something they are working on, together we suggest some strategies and useful resources - and then we find out what was actually useful (or not) and why.  

Recently BetterEvaluation member Rituu B. Nanda  asked us for advice on producing interesting evaluation reports:

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 47: using video to communicate evaluation findings

goneil's picture 18th November 2013 by goneil

In the last in our series of blogs on using video in evaluation, Glenn O'Neil joins us to discuss how you can use video to communicate your evaluation findings. The BetterEvaluation rainbow framework explores how you can help your evaluation findings have impact - why not consider using video as a practical tool in your communication strategy?

Negotiating the standards for the evaluation

Patricia Rogers's picture 14th May 2012 by Patricia Rogers

One of the trickiest situations in evaluation is when, after the draft report is submitted, it becomes clear that the evaluation team and the commissioning organization have different ideas about what the evaluation should do and how it should do it - and therefore have major differences about what the evaluation report should say.