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Research impact evaluation 101 [Online]

Evaluations often inform decision-making. Evaluating your research impact can inform funders’, promotion committees’, and your community partners’ decisions about supporting your research. Research impact reaches well beyond journal impact factors, it includes all your research activities and outputs to engage or inform your community. Knowledge gained from evaluation can also help you to optimize the efficient use of resources invested in knowledge mobilization activities and thereby reduce waste. In this two hour, interactive workshop facilitated by experts in evaluation and knowledge mobilization you will be introduced to evaluating the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts (engagement, communication, dissemination, etc.). Participants will leave with a preliminary draft of their logic model and evaluation plan with feedback and support from facilitators.

This two hour interactive workshop is facilitated by Susan Chunick and Lupin Battersby, experts in evaluation and knowledge mobilization. They will introduce you to evaluating the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts (engagement, communication, dissemination, etc.) and guide you through drafting a logic model and evaluation plan.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of evaluation (terminology, types, cycle)
  2. Understand what a logic model is and why it is useful
  3. Able to formulate evaluation questions
  4. Understand how to draft a logic model and evaluation plan

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