Are you looking for a method to capture the wider impacts of your project or programme? What about a method that brings your stakeholders together to reflect on what they have achieved and think about their work in the future?
If so, Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) could be a useful method for you. Ripple Effects Mapping is a participatory, qualitative method that can capture the wider (intended and unintended) impacts of a project or programme. It brings people together who have been involved in, or affected by, the delivery of a project or programme to visually map out what they have done and the impacts to date. Often, traditional forms of evaluation only capture a small proportion of what really happens. This means that valuable information can be missed and is why REM can be so valuable.
In this online training, we will introduce:
What REM is, why it is beneficial, and when it can be used
How to run an REM workshop
How to make sense of, and analyse, the outputs from these REM workshops
The training is led by Dr James Nobles (University of Bristol) and Dr Jennifer Hall (Bradford Institute for Health Research). There are three pre-recorded sessions to listen to, each between 10-25 minutes in duration. We also provide some short reflections from our partners who have used REM in practice.
You can access these materials now, from the right-hand menu on this page.
This training is to accompany the adapted REM methods paper published in 2022 (Nobles et al., 2022)