22 March 2022

Exploring Diary Methods to Measure the Outcomes and Impact of International Scholarships

Diary studies: Full working paper 375 KB | 43 pages

The CSC Evaluation Team is always keen to explore more innovative ways to identify and measure the outcomes and impact of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships. In 2019-2020 we conducted a trial and a pilot study to test the feasibility and effectiveness of using diary methods as a potential tool to collect information on the experiences, activities, and events of our alumni ‘in the moment’ following the Scholarship.

A big thank you to all alumni who participated in the design and implementation of the diary studies project!

In this Diary Studies Methodology Working Paper, we share our detailed findings and lessons learned from the diary studies project, as well as our next steps.