Date(s) - 23/10/2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Dr. Harriet Foster
Supports work towards Accreditation Standards 31.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3
From small museums to large, this informative course from Dr Harriet Foster is for anyone interested in understanding how to make sense of the Benchmarking data you collect. This session is ideal for Museum Development Officers, project co-ordinators, museum managers, curators and any paid staff or volunteer staff running museums.
The course will focus on data relating to visitor numbers, collections, finance and staff/volunteer resources which is collected annually through the Benchmarking in the East of England scheme.
We will look at how to organise and interpret this material for individual museums and for groups of museums so that you can identify trends and draw conclusions from several years of figures.
This will give delegates the necessary information to direct and strengthen grant applications for funding, to inform internal decision making and to advocate the benefits of the museum to stakeholders.
By the end of the training, participants will:
- Have a clearer understanding of the different types of data (qualitative and quantitative) and how to organise and interpret them.
- Demonstrate improved confidence in handling small and large datasets containing a variety of information.
- Be able to use some advanced features in Microsoft Excel to analyse data.
- Know how to extract summaries of information to feed into reports.
- Be equipped with information about how to use their museum data for best effect.
Morning refreshments will be available but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Bookings are closed for this event.