Doing a second follow-up

Most organisations using NPC’s Well-being Measure do two surveys with each group they work with – an ‘initial’ and a ‘follow-up’. This is useful for testing the impact of a project on young people by comparing well-being scores before and after.

But did you know that you can do more than one follow-up? This is valuable if you want to see the long-term effects of a project on young people’s well-being, perhaps after a course has finished.

To do a second follow-up, simply click ‘follow-up’ on the initial survey. This is the same as you did for the first follow-up.

Like your first follow-up, your second follow-up compares results to the initial survey. This allows you to see whether there are long-term changes in well-being, right back from when you started working with young people.

When it comes to interpreting your results, you need to look at the first and second follow-up as separate studies. By observing at the differences between them you can then draw conclusions about immediate and long-term effects on young people.

If you would like to purchase further analysis of your data can contact us on wellbeing@philanthropycapital.org

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About John Copps

John is part of NPC's research and consulting team and is the founder of NPC's Well-being Measure, a social business that provides an online tool to measure young people’s well-being. He has eight years experience of research and consulting, and is passionate about how data can be used to improve the performance of organisations. John is a regular contributor to NPC's blog and has also contributed to pieces for BBC Radio, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. John is a governor of a secondary school.
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