An Expanded Simple Logic Model
Let's put a bit more detail on our logic model. In the following graphic, we see that outputs include activities and participation, and we also see that outcomes are divided into short-, medium-, and long-term results.
As you move through the sections of this module, you'll become increasingly familiar with this terminology.
|"So what... what difference are we making?"|
In this module, we use impact to mean the final, or ultimate result –
the long-term outcome. As such, impact is synonymous with your long-term
goal. Commonly, however, the terms outcome and impact are used interchangeably.
The term impact in “communicating impact”, “impact reports”,
or “impact statements” refers to any outcomes that answer
the “so what? ” question. It is the difference your programs
are making in peoples lives.
|The important thing is to depict all the logical connections in the context of an originating situation…to “make implicit understandings explicit.” (McLaughlin and Jordan, 1999)|