Articles

SOS Evaluation & Training aim to collate and present relevant and useful articles which are free to download from our website. If you have an article you think our clients will find useful, or wish to publish your own works, please email articles@sos-evaluation.co.uk to be considered for publication on the SOS Evaluation & Training website.

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An Overview of Soft Outcome Measurement Tools 2008 Clayton Anderson

The purpose of this article is not to critique the various soft outcome measurement tools available, but to draw attention to the different options organisations have and features the different tools on offer. It is important to pick the correct soft outcomes measurement tool for any organisation. There is a fine balance between its cost, flexibility, usefulness to client / worker and the end product the system may produce.

This article was originally published in The Research and Development Bulletin, Volume 6 Number 1, released in March 2008 by The Research Centre, City College Norwich.

An Overview of Soft Outcome Measurement Tools by Clayton Anderson.pdf
Hunts Forum Social Impact Slides 2013 SOS Evaluation & Training

These slides were presented at the Hunts Forum Commissioning event on 30th January 2013 by Clayton Anderson, SOS Evaluation & Training.The focus of the workshop was simple; Social Outcome measurement does not have to be difficult and it can be defined in 5 clear steps. If you require more explanation on the slides presented here, please do contact us for more information.

Hunts Forum Social Impact
Social Outcome Measurement Doesn’t Have to be Difficult - 5 Steps to Get You Started - FSEN12 Workshop 2012 Clayton Anderson (SOS Evaluation & Training) & Ken Shelton (The Robert Ashton Organisation)

These slides were presented at the Festival of Social Enterprise 2012 in Norwich by Clayton Anderson, SOS Evaluation & Training and Ken Shelton, The Robert Ashton Organisation.The focus of the workshop was simple; Social Outcome measurement does not have to be difficult and it can be defined in 5 clear steps. If you require more explanation on the slides presented here, please do contact us for more information.

FSEN 2012 Workshop Slides
The SOUL Record in Action 2009 Clayton Anderson

The SOUL Record was researched and developed via a Norfolk Voluntary Sector consortium and The Research Centre, City College Norwich. It was launched in February 2006 and is used by more than 800 users across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The toolkit allows the measurement of soft outcome progression and informal learning,such as increases in confidence, self-esteem and motivation and has separate sections relevant to use with children, young people and adults.

The Research Centre conducted a review of practices regarding how The SOUL Record was being used across a range of organisations, with the potential of identifying areas for improvement in the toolkit, its application and areas where The SOUL Record had been used to aid or enhance the objectives of an organisation. 

This article was originally published in The Research and Development Bulletin, Volume 7 Number 1, released in June 2009 by The Research Centre, City College Norwich.

The SOUL Record in Action - Case Study Examples by Clayton Anderson.pdf