Measuring the Good Learning Lab #2: Making Sense of Data

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The SR Group

95 Queen Victoria Street

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EC4V 4HN

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Join us for our second Measuring the Good Learning Lab facilitated by one of our volunteers, Ian Seath.

MAKING SENSE OF DATA

Most people either hate Maths or mistrust Maths, but without numbers our ability to manage and improve performance is limited. Impact measurement is such a hot topic in the Third Sector, yet many charities are rushing into setting up data collection processes without considering how they will analyse and use what they collect.

This workshop is based on some of our experiences in helping people get real insight into performance improvement opportunities by making better use of data. The focus is on the use of “small data”, before you even start worrying about “big data”.

You don’t need to be a mathematician or statistician to make sense of data. Join us at this participative workshop to begin to learn how to make numbers work better for you and your organisation.

What you will learn:

  • Some basic principles for displaying data

  • How to select appropriate types of chart to analyse and present data

  • Decide how big a sample to choose in order to be confident in the results

  • Why an “average” could be very misleading

  • A simple chart to identify priorities and achieve focus

The Facilitator:

Ian Seath brings over 25 years of experience helping organisations implement continuous improvement processes. He has worked with clients in manufacturing and service businesses as well as many third sector organisations where he also provides pro bono support. Ian is a member of the Operational Research Society and a member of their Pro Bono OR Steering Group. Ian is also a volunteer on the Measuring the Good programme.

Who should attend?

Anyone who knows that a better quantitative understanding of the performance of their organisation’s processes is key to sustainable improvement and wants to learn how handling readily available operational data can help.

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The SR Group

95 Queen Victoria Street

London

EC4V 4HN

United Kingdom

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