Alan Mountain

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  • This method compares the total costs of a programme/project with its benefits, using a common metric (most commonly monetary units), which enables you to calculate the net cost or benefit associated with the programme. 
  • A line graph is commonly used to display change over time as a series of data points connected by straight line segments on two axes.
  • Demographic mapping is a way of using GIS (global information system) mapping technology to show data on population characteristics by region or geographic area.
  • Postcards can be used to collect information quickly, and they can also be used to provide a short report on evaluation findings (or an update on progress).
  • The world café is a methodology for hosting group dialogue which emphasizes the power of simple conversation in considering relevant questions and themes.
  • A Scatterplot is used to display the relationship between two quantitative variables plotted along two axes. A series of dots represent the position of observations from the data set.
  • A pie chart is a divided circle, in which each slice of the pie represents a part of the whole.
  • Word clouds or tag clouds are graphical representations of word frequency that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in a source text.