This page provides a selection of tools and resources that can be used to evaluate Ingenious and other public engagement projects.

Evaluation guide and FAQ

Our evaluation guide and FAQ give information on how to evaluate your Ingenious project:

Ingenious evaluation guide (325.42 KB)

Ingenious evaluation FAQ (108.50 KB)

Example questionnaires

These questionnaires provide examples of how to collect information from different Ingenious audiences and can be downloaded and adapted to your needs.

Example questionnaire - public audiences (43.50 KB)

Example questionnaire - students (42.50 KB)

Example questionnaire - teachers (50.00 KB)

The following document provides a bank of questions that you can copy and modify for your interviews, surveys and focus groups with engineers.

Engineer evaluation question bank (21.77 KB)

Additional resources

The following document provides information on personal meaning mapping, an evaluation tool that can be used to explore people's knowledge and awareness of topics. 

Personal meaning mapping (54.00 KB)

The following RCUK best practice guides contain good advice on the following topics: Evaluation; Doing Public Dialogue; Engaging Young People with Cutting Edge Research; Communicating Your Ideas; and more.

RCUK best practice guides

The Collective Memory from the British Science Association is a database of evaluations of a diverse range of science communication initiatives. The database includes past learning, tips for planning events as well as information on various types of evaluation.

Collective Memory - British Science Association