By getting to this point, some of the important steps in the data analysis process are complete, but the data you’ve just analyzed can be difficult to understand because it is extensive, complex, and is scattered across a collection of spreadsheets and documents. For this, there is a need to do some work on data visualization and interpretation.
Data analysis brings order and structure to the data you’ve collected, turning individual pieces of data into actionable information. Through data visualization you interpret and communicate your results. Then, with the process of interpreting the data, you attach meaning to them.
After learning how to design and plan a M.E.A.L. system, we can dive into the third phase of the M.E.A.L. cycle: data collection. Timely, high-quality data is in fact the foundation upon which your project team can measure progress, make decisions, and learn.
Feedback-and-response mechanism flowcharts (FRMs), Communication Plan and Learning Plan are the three planning tools that will help you to be accountable and learn.
Let’s introduce the second phase of the M.E.A.L. system: planning. Logic models provide a map of M.E.A.L activities and planning tools allow you to successfully use that map. M.E.A.L. planning tools are used to develop comprehensive plans to answer the question: “how will we collect, analyze, interpret, use, and communicate M.E.A.L. information throughout the life of the project?”.
Learning how to build the logframe, one of one of the key elements of the M.E.A.L. System is one of the first and main steps to tackle. In this module we will walk you through each step and explain the different approaches you can use depending on what the goal of your media project is.
Let’s examine the first of the five phases that compose the M.E.A.L. System: the design of the logic model, which is critical to explaining and understanding the type of change you want to achieve.
In this brand new #SSRTraining series we will tell you all about the M.E.A.L. System, an international standard system used in projects to conduct monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning activities so you can learn more about the different aspects that make up the world of project design and make your project ideas thrive.