[School-of-data] Tools for measuring impact

Tony.Hirst Tony.Hirst at open.ac.uk
Fri Oct 11 14:36:08 UTC 2013


The science outreach community have faced similar issues in tracking impact - see also for example Culture 24 report on measuring impact online http://weareculture24.org.uk/projects/action-research/how-to-evaluate-success-online/

See also JISC toolkit for assessing impact of online scholarly resources http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/tidsr/ or tools such as Impact Story http://impactstory.org/


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From: Lucy Chambers [lucy.chambers at okfn.org]
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 1:09 PM
To: school-of-data at lists.okfn.org
Subject: [School-of-data] Tools for measuring impact

Hi folks,

I'm looking for a couple of examples  "data tools to measure NGO impact and outreach" and thought I'd drop the list a message to see what the newest things people use here are.

Types of things I'm looking for are:

* Things to measure how people interact with your outreach? (E.g. who reads your newsletters?)
* Spotting holes - who are you not targeting successfully?
* Other ways to measure and improve your outreach…

Obvious bias towards things that people can do for free - but commercial services also ok!

Thanks in advance for any input you have!



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