This storyboard (animated video) aims to explain what action research is and how it can help to improve public services. It uses the example of Cedar (Children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) to talk through how action research can be useful and offers some hints and tips for those thinking about undertaking action research themselves.
The storyboard was written and narrated by Cathy Sharp (Research for Real) with support from IRISS. Animation by email@example.com
IRISS, Shared Care Scotland, Coalition of Carers in Scotland and MECOPP worked together to carry out research into unpaid carers’ experiences of short breaks from caring. The study explored, from the carers’ perspective, the benefits of short breaks (provided by formal services and family and friends), good practice in planning and provision, and areas for improvement. The research involved a Scotland-wide survey, focus groups and interviews.
An article written by Who Cares? Scotland and the young people involved in the community research project, which evaluated Who Cares? Scotland’s advocacy services in two local authority areas. The article talks about the young people's experience of the project and what they gained from their involvement.
A report detailing our experience and outcomes of a community research project working with young people who were, or had been, in care to design and run their own research. The project evaluated Who Cares? Scotland’s advocacy services in two local authority areas. As a result of the research Who Cares? Scotland agreed to consider certain changes and improvements to their services.
Neil Ballantyne,IRISS,Zachari Duncalf,Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care,& Ellen Daly,Connected Practice.
Connected Practice Symposium,Human Services in the Network Society,Changes, Challenges & Opportunities. The Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow 14-15 September 2009.
Professor Margaret Holloway,Centre for Spiritual Studies,University of Hull. Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series: 5th March 2009.
Professor Joan Orme and Roisin McGoldrick, Glasgow School of Social Work. 9th April 2009, University of Strathclyde.