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Healthwatch training - Better data analysis

Healthwatch Newcastle

Thursday, 24 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Better data analysis for public consultations - 30 CPD credits

This course aims to offer participants a detailed insight into the issues and challenges inherent in the use of data collected by public engagement and consultation engagement exercises and their presentation to decision-makers.

Who is it for?

Ideal for consultation professionals who have a good general understanding of public engagement & consultation or public policy and want to learn or improve techniques and knowledge.

How much does it cost?

It will cost £85+VAT for VCS organisations and £120+VAT for public sector organisations.

Course aim

  • Help to understand the range and variety of data
  • To provide participants with the knowledge to be able to make sense of the data and spot common pitfalls
  • Fully equip participants with the skills and confidence to analyse and report

 Key learning points

  • A better understanding of what are the biggest challenges when analysing data from a public engagement exercise
  • Participants will have gained the skills necessary to confidently analyse and report
  • The tools and techniques for being more efficient and effective in your analysis


Welcome, Introduction and Roundtable

SESSION ONE: The world of public engagement data

  • What's different from other kinds of data? 
  • The range and variety of data
  • Too much or too little?
  • Relevant legislation and its application

 SESSION TWO: Ensuring data quality

  • Data is only as good as its collection method
  • Quantitative data issues  Qualitative data issues
  • Data from emerging technology methods, including
  • Social Media
  • Demographic data issues

SESSION THREE: How credible is the evidence?

  • Group exercise

SESSION FOUR: Making sense of the data

  • Analysis & interpretation: spot the difference
  • Survey data analysis & common pitfalls
  • Assessing consultation submissions
  • The challenge of unstructured contributions

 SESSION FIVE: The use & abuse of consultation data

  • Data as feedback
  • Data for decision-makers
  • Data for the media

SESSION SIX: 'Apples & oranges

  • ... or how to produce an integrated analysis from diverse consultation data - a group exercise

SESSION SEVEN: Problems & challenges

  • Measuring the 'silent majority'
  • The need for Data Standards
  • The case for 'independent' analysis & interpretation
  • Skills for data-minded consultation staff

Lunch will be provided.

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23 November - Dolphin Centre, Darlington, DL1 5RP
24 November - Broadacre House, Newcastle, NE1 6HQ

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Healthwatch Newcastle

Healthwatch Newcastle is the independent consumer champion for social care and health services in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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