Choose your methods

MEL MODULE 6

CREATED BY:
Dr. Jess Dart, CEO, Clear Horizon,  Carina Calzoni, General Manager, Clear Horizon.
In this course, we’ll be introducing you to a smorgasbord of different evaluation methods, and how you can choose the right ones for your context.
In this course we assume you have already done the hard yards on scoping and are ready to select the right data collection methods for your context. We’ll learn about the massive range of methods available, how to choose the right methods and how to create awesome combinations of methods.

Course information

  • Mode: online
  • Pre-requisites: MEL MODULE 4 or relevant field experience
  • Cost: $330 AUD
  • Start date: 7 May 2021
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Intensity: 3 hours per week

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Course overview

We always say, don’t choose your methods first! Instead spend time working out the requirements, your key evaluation questions and the measurement framework. But when you have done this essential planning, you’re ready to choose fit-for-purpose methods.

In this course we learn about the huge range of different methods that can be applied and how to choose ones that suit your evaluation task, your budget and your skill level. This course can be taken as a standalone module, or as part of the full Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) online modularised suite of courses.

learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Be able to describe the different types of methods for data collection in MEL
  • Understand the limitations of different types of methods and how to reduce bias through triangulation
  • Understand the basics of mixed methodology
  • Be able to choose the right methods mix for your evaluation purpose, budget and skills level
  • Have practiced selecting a set of mixed-methods for a case study
  • Know where to find resources and tool kits to use
  • Learn about emerging methods for complex contexts

Course inclusions

  • Approximately 3 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule
  • Great mix of content including text, images, videos and interactivities
  • Access to in-course discussions with peers and online mentors
  • Group virtual session with a mentor
  • Indefinite access to the course content post formal course conclusion

Want to know if this course is right for you? You can contact our Academy team on info@clearhorizonacademy.com or (+61) 3 9425 7777 to find out more. Or, check out our FAQs page.

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MEL LEARNING MODULES

Introduction to MEL
Begin your MEL journey by learning about foundational concepts and terminology.

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Start date: 30 July 2021
Duration: 1 week

Module 1

Creating the "M" in MEL
Join our global network of learners to deep dive into Theory of Change and Measurement. 

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Start date:  6 August 2021
Duration: 5 weeks

Module 2

Putting the "E" in MEL
In this module, learn how to evaluate and make judgements about your program.

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Start date: 1 October 2021
Duration: 6 weeks

Module 3

Applying the "L" in MEL
Find out how to use your MEL insights for Learning, Communicating and Adapting.

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Start date: 26 November 2021
Duration: 3 weeks

Module 4

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at practitioners, social innovators and funders who want to understand how to build a truly effective MEL system for their project, program or organisation. While we begin with introductory concepts, we also cover intermediate to advanced theory and tackle complexity and the latest developments in the field.
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MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION LEARNERS

New practitioners looking for an introductory level overview on Measurement, Evaluation & Learning.

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SOCIAL CHANGE MAKERS

Social impact innovators, and collective impact and collaboration leads wanting to educate others about key concept, terminology, and key element levels

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FUNDERS

Social impact and services Funding Managers (for Government and Philanthropic grants and trusts) wishing to understand the basics of how funded programs are assessed.

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Dr Jess Dart

FounDING DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Inventor of practical methodologies and highly demanded facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to become clear about their desired outcomes and how to get there.

Recipient of the 2018 AES Award for outstanding contribution to evaluation, Jess has over 25 years experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives and strategies in Australia and overseas.

In October 2005, Jess founded Clear Horizon Consulting and is now CEO. She is also a board member of the Australasian Evaluation society.

Jess is passionate about developing and designing real world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. She particularly works with systems change interventions, large scale strategy and social innovation. After completing her PhD she co-authored the Most Significant Change (MSC) guide alongside Dr Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages.

MSC is well suited to evaluation in the complex emergent context. The latest innovation by Jess, Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR), is a collaborative form of impact evaluation.

Jess is also an active mum and has two teenage boys. In a quiet moment, she loves reading far-future science fiction and enjoys long distance running.

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