In January 2012, the National HE STEM programme held a one-day conference to aid its project leads with the development and implementation of their evaluations. The videos below provide advice and guidance offered by the session facilitators at the conference.
Overview of extended evaluation seminar to improve evaluation activities undertaken by the National HE STEM Programme, highlighting the methods of evaluation and the pros and cons of each.
Lou Comerford Boyes
Discussing the challenges of an ethos which differs from that of evaluation research methods - from the lab to evaluative research.
Discussing the interview method of evaluation and the pros and cons of open and closed questions.
Dos, don'ts and top tips for questionnaires.
Discussing benefits of and problems with the observation method.
Discussing the reasons, purposes and value of evaluation.
Michael Grove and Paul Hooper
Summarising outcomes from the seminar.
Vox Pop 1
Two mini case studies from participants including an indication of how they will now evaluate their activities as a result of attending.
Vox Pop 2
Tim Sibthorp from Liverpool John Moores talks about evaluating his project.