Evaluation and Impact Measurement

SIP70014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HB7  HE Block 7

Dates:
12 Oct 20 - 22 Nov 20

Results:
22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
12 Oct 20

Census:
23 Oct 20

Last withdraw without fail:
6 Nov 20


Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to contemporary models and techniques in evaluation and impact measurement in not for profit, philanthropic, and social enterprise contexts. It provides students with a critically-informed introductory grounding in the key concepts and foundations of social research – including the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative methods – to enable students to develop an appreciation of the complexity, ethics, and politics of evaluation and impact measurement. Students will learn how to plan, design and implement evaluation and impact measurement at the project, program and organisational levels and how these can be used to develop an evidence base, inform decision-making and demonstrate accountability to stakeholders.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of key concepts of evaluation and impact measurement in not for profit, philanthropic, and social enterprise contexts
2. Critically analyse and apply contemporary models of evaluation and impact measurement
3. Critically analyse the ethics and politics of evaluation and impact measurement.
4. Design and implement evaluation and impact measurement at project, program or organisational levels.


 

Courses with unit

This unit is part of the Social Impact degrees in Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.