Entries by Jack Cattell

Choosing a Database? Just Keep It Simple

When choosing a database for your project or programme, made to measure software or flashy online tools aren’t necessarily the right choice. If you’re going to gather and analyse data in a serious way of course you need a database of some sort and, having spent much of my academic and professional career buried in […]

We’re hiring! Quantitative Researcher / Analyst

Vacancy – Quantitative Researcher / Analyst Senior Quantitative Researcher / Analyst Get the Data (GtD) is a successful and growing company, both in London and in Atlanta USA. GtD’s exciting social impact analysis approach is helping organisations on both sides of the Atlantic to measure, learn and prove their social impact. At GtD we offer […]

Predicting the Final CRC Reoffending Rates

Predicting the Final CRC Reoffending Rates On October 26th 2017, the Ministry of Justice will publish the first Transforming Reoffending proven reoffending rates. These will describe the October to December 2015 cohort’s proven reoffending rate and compare this to a 2011 baseline rate (go here for an explanation). If a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) does […]

Service Innovation – Segment and Conquer

Supermarkets use data to sell us more of the things we want, and even things we don’t yet know we want – a real world example of service innovation through segmentation that we can learn from. In social policy, we all know that there is no one programme or service that will work equally well […]

“Yeah, Says Who?” – Influence Through Data

You know you’ve achieved results – the data tells you so – but how do you influence sceptics to believe it? It can be a rude awakening to take the findings of a study outside your own team or organisation, where trust and mutual support are more or less a given. In front of a […]

There’s no Magic Way of Measuring Impact

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way of measuring your social impact across multiple projects using a single dependable statistic? Well, I’ve got some bad news, and some good. I was recently talking to a charity who wanted to know how if they could go about measuring and reporting the overall impact of […]

You Might Be Winning but Not Know It

Have you ever eagerly awaited the results of a project impact study or external evaluation only to be disappointed to be told you had no impact? ‘How can this be?’ you might ask. ‘The users liked it, the staff saw the difference being made, and the funding provider was ecstatic!’ The fact is, if you’re […]