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Research – children and young people

See also research – social care and research – social care (continued) See also research – health and research – health (continued)     Building a Children’s Community for the West End of Newcastle (2015 – ongoing) A children’s community brings together a range of existing services in a specific geographical area to work in a co-ordinated way to tackle childhood advantage across all contexts in which children live and learn. There is evidence that […]

Evaluation support Scotland

Evaluation Support Scotland Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.  Our aim is to make evaluation valuable, relevant and proportionate.  Our website gives access to evaluation tools and support. We explain our work with funders to make reporting more useful. And we share learning about the difference the third sector makes.  The website provides many tools – we have listed several below the […]

Co-production & organ donation research

Designing a co‐productive study to overcome known methodological challenges in organ donation research with bereaved family members. Noyes, J., Mclaughlin, L., Morgan, K., Roberts, A., Stephens, M., Bourne, J., Houlston, M., Houlston, J., Thomas, S., Rhys, G., Moss, B., Duncalf, S., Lee, D., Curtis, R., MAdden, S., and Walton, P. (2019) Health Expectations Abstract: Co‐production of research into public health services has yet to demonstrate tangible benefits. Few studies have reported the impact of co‐production on […]

Research – evaluation of co-production

Valuing Different Perspectives (April 2014 – November 2015) The project sought to evaluate previous co-produced interventions produced by researchers and community organisations in the neighbourhood of Wester Hailes, west Edinburgh. In doing so, it also built in a comparison of academic-led and co-produced approaches to evaluating the outcomes of the previous co-produced outputs. This enabled a comparison of the usefulness of different types of knowledge that were produced. Additional outcomes included a co-produced report on […]

Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]

Research: Co-production Practice

Inside co-production: ruling, resistance, and practice Social Policy and Administration Special Issue: 53:2, March 2019 Mark Bevir, Catherine Needham, Justin Waring (eds) It might be argued that a narrative of co-production has come to redefine contemporary social and public policy. It is found in the co-design of local public services and the co-formulation of care services. The narrative implies certain beliefs about the deficiencies in unilateral or siloed working to address complex issues about stakeholder […]

Revaluation: A participative approach to measuring and making change.

A summary of the new process of Revaluation making Evaluation an integral part of the provision of services. “Revaluation is best suited to contexts in which complexity is acknowledged, such that “what is going on?” is recognised as a good opening question. When subsequent questions relate to the value of that activity (eg “what is good?”, “what matters?”, or “what is the best thing…?”), then Revaluation can help bring actors together to achieve shared outcomes.”  https://www.cecan.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-01/07%20-%20Revaluation%20%28online%29.pdf

A guide to evaluation (Big Lottery Fund / National Lottery Community Fund)

Evaluation has many benefits for you and your project. It highlights your achievements as well as your areas for development, and helps you to progress towards your project outcomes. It gives you useful information to report to current or potential funders, and it helps you to improve the way you run your services. This brief guide will help you think about the benefits of evaluation and how to get started. It also provides links to additional […]

Stories and numbers: Collecting the right impact data

Choosing the correct impact data to collect can often be a confusing hurdle for charities faced with the constraints of limited resources. In September 2015 we hosted an event to try and demystify this topic, and to help attendees understand the best to approach impact data collection. This short briefing summarises advice from the speakers on the day, and draws on the experience of those in attendance. The main themes discussed were: the different types of impact […]

Logic models and theory of change

Many evaluations include a process of developing logic models and theories of change – an explanation of how the activities of a program, project, policy, network or event are expected to contribute to particular results in the short-term and longer-term.  They have been used for many years –  versions can be seen in Carol Weiss’ 1972 book “Evaluation research: methods for assessing program effectiveness” –  and they have been mainstreamed in many organisations as an essential component of […]

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