Evaluation tool – Snapshot interviews

Evaluation tool – Snapshot interviews

What is this tool?

Snapshot interviews are very brief, focused interviews of 3-4 questions, taking no longer than 2 minutes to complete. They can be used for a range of purposes, e.g. to gather impressions of why people have come to an event, or to find out what they thought of the experience.

What kind of activities can I evaluate with it?

Snapshot interviews are particularly effective for use with general public audiences and drop-in events (demonstrations, festivals etc), but can also be used for interactive workshops, lectures / presentations, and with school groups or interested adults.

When should I use it?

This tool is best suited to use at the beginning or end of an event.

What do I need?

  • Pre-prepared questions (it may take some thought to come up with 3-4 questions that capture the information you want)
  • Printed sheets to note down responses for each of the interviews OR
  • A recording device (mobile phone, tape recorder etc)

Let’s get started…

Go to the Snapshot interviews tool worksheet

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