Trying to figure out what I (will) do as a freelancer

One: Evaluating stuff

  • Understanding the project
  • Creating logic models to describe the anticipated process of how change will come about, for whom and in what circumstance
  • Developing evaluation frameworks to test the logic model
  • Carrying out the data collection (quantitative and qualitative) set out in the evaluation framework
  • Analysing the data to tell the story of the project or programme
  • Creating appropriate evaluation outputs — reports, maps, case studies, practical guides etc.

Two: Data modelling to support better project delivery and enhance funding applications

  1. It creates a clear, evidence-based rationale for doing something;
  2. It can support the creation of a clearer, more efficient model for delivering a project or intervention;
  3. It bolsters the validity and credibility of a funding application.

Three: Supporting the development of data teams within organisations

Four: Designing, delivering and managing research projects

  1. Digital Motivation: a mixed methods, short term research project exploring the reasons people are offline in partnership with Good Things Foundation, BT and University of Liverpool (I also wrote about this here);
  2. Digital skills for health professionals: a test and learn project as part of the Sheffield City Region Perfect Patient Pathway Test Bed to pilot a training programme for health professionals so that they can better support patients with digital health tools (I also wrote about this here).

Five: Strategic and operational data design

  • Survey design and working on associated processes
  • Creating ‘dashboards’ for management information
  • Developing organisational outcome frameworks and logic models
  • Developing measurement frameworks and selecting appropriate indicators

There will also be things I’ll be doing but not being paid for…

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Freelancer. Data and insight strategy through open working. Always social purpose and having conversations. Founded Sheffield Data for Good and Data for Action.

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Freelancer. Data and insight strategy through open working. Always social purpose and having conversations. Founded Sheffield Data for Good and Data for Action.

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