Using outcomes information

It can feel like swimming against the tide to ensure that what information about matters to people influences decision-making, but it can be done.

As work continues on implementing a personal outcomes approach, we have learned more about managing and using the data generated. You can find examples of how information on outcomes has been reported in the section on evidence and learning. Here you can find guidance to support use of outcomes data.

Outcome mapping and evaluation

We used a template developed by Matter of Focus to map our outcomes with members of the Personal Outcomes Network and its Co-ordinating Group in 2020.

Managing Qualitative Data: 2013

In 2013 Iriss produced a guide on collecting, recording and qualitative analysis of outcomes data.

Using Talking Points Data: 2012

We held a data retreat at the University of Edinburgh in March 2012. This involved diverse national & local organisations and resulted in a move forward in shared understanding about the priorities. A report from the retreat was produced.

Challenges and Strategies in Measuring Personal Outcomes: 2012

This evidence summary, produced with Iriss, identifies some of the key challenges in measuring outcomes and emerging responses to these. There is also an animated storyboard which summarises the guide.

Links to other agencies with resources to support outcomes data use