There are many different ways you can evaluate your work – from your own reflective practice, to creative methodologies, to pre-existing evaluation frameworks.
If you want to get involved in a formal research study, we suggest contacting your local university to see whether you can form a partnership.
If you are more interested in self-evaluating your work, some guidance and frameworks are below. We suggest starting by thinking about the following:
What is it you want to impact, Who are you working with, and Why? How will you you work with these people and How will you understand what's happening when you do?
Remember, evaluation is not about advocating for your work. It's an opportunity to understand what's going on and how this is all impacting you as a practitioner as well as your participants. The reflections of everyone involved, including you, are an important part of this.
(If you want to read about other people's research in this area, please visit this page.)