Impact Evaluation

Impact Evaluation

We understand the ever growing need to robustly evaluate and measure the impact of government funded projects/programmes, within the education and public sectors. Clearly, this is a complex undertaking which often has many stakeholders involved and there are often challenges to achieving this.

Interested in speaking to us about our Impact Evaluation projects?
Find out more: call us on 0113 887 0191 or email hello@cosmosltd.uk

Through interrogative primary & secondary research methods we robustly evaluate & measure the effectiveness and impact of initiatives.

An example of some of our Impact Research & Evaluation: we are currently working with a number of HEI’s, Access & Widening Participation teams and NCOP consortia to support them to effectively evaluate the impact of their outreach interventions. The objective of this project is to be better able to report to the OfS (Office for Students) in order to evidence the impact of such funded projects. This will also support these organisations to improve future targeted funded for their projects.

What can we evaluate

We evaluate the impact of a wide range of activities from short-term to longer more sustained activities, and low to high intensity activities. Examples of the type of activities we evaluate include:

  • Workshops
  • Motivational talks
  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Sustained educational programmes
  • Open days
  • Masterclasses.

 

Our impact measures

Attitudinal Change: Identifying & measuring changes in attitude / outlook pre & post initiative.

Behavioural Change: Robustly testing for causality through secondary analysis, tracking of large datasets and use of comparison groups.

Knowledge & Skills Transfer: Identifying what learners have taken away from the initiative & mapping this back to the intended outcome and programme objectives.

Engagement & Satisfaction Levels: Using key indicators to evaluate & measure the learner experience (positive & negative).

 

Our insight services

Bespoke Programmes

We are always happy to discuss bespoke projects so please call us on 0113 887 0191 or email hello@cosmosltd.uk if you already have something in mind.