Understanding effective evaluation of the impact of outreach interventions on access to higher education: an institutional approach
Our approach is founded on three principles:
- Any new outreach initiative should be designed with evaluation in mind;
- The foundation of a robust quantitative evaluation is an appropriate control group;
- Where appropriate, qualitative research methods should be used to provide greater insight into the mechanisms through which any quantitative impacts have emerged.
Dr Claire Crawford, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Warwick and Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Dr Sally Hancock, Lecturer in Education, University of York
Dr Emma Uprichard, Reader, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
Dr Siobhan Dytham, Research Fellow, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick
Professor Christina Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), University of Warwick
Paul Blagburn, Head of Widening Participation and Outreach, University of Warwick
Aimhigher West Midlands
University of Birmingham
Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) team
Nottingham Trent University
University of Sheffield
This research is funded by the offa (office for fair access).
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