7 Evaluate and inform practice
Purpose: so that robust evidence can sustain, inform, influence and change policy and practice.
Context: Competent CLD practitioners require to build evidence-based practice based on an appreciation of the value of research and evaluation. They need a knowledge of the methods and techniques commonly used and an understanding of the current issues and challenges in evaluation, quality assurance and performance measurement in CLD.
As a competent practitioner with an ability to evaluate and inform practice you will be able to demonstrate that you can:
- understand the differences between research, evaluation and associated concepts;
- employ appropriate tools, frameworks and methodologies in the evaluation of practice;
- draw on evaluation findings to inform your own practice;
- use participative evaluative processes;
- promote and support community led research and evaluation;
- analyse policy, research and evaluation evidence;
- learn from other perspectives and challenge your own assumptions;
- interpret and use evidence related to outcomes and impact;
- present evidence to a range of audiences using appropriate tools and technologies.