An additional piece to the MSC process is quantification. MSC emphasises qualitative reporting of change using narrative, rather than numbers, to communicate what is happening. But, it is also possible, and sometimes useful, to quantify some elements of both the process and the changes.
How to quantify
Quantifying the process can be as simple as noting how many Significant Changes were collected from each domain. Here are some other ways to quantify:
Example: In Osi Tanata’s case, a total of 10 stories were collected in the first quarter.
Example: In Q1, 30% of the stories were narrated by women. After efforts to encourage more women to narrate stories, this grew to 49% in Q2.
Example: In the PRAAC project, it was notable that there were very few Significant Change stories narrated by young people, even though they were a target group. On analysis, it appeared that the young people didn’t feel any change had happened for them. As a result, more effort was put into this aspect of the program.
For more detailed analysis, you might wish do to do some secondary analysis, which we’ll explore next.