Below are slides from two workshops conducted as part of a project with Apex Scotland to help improve their research use, and develop wider lessons about supporting research use for third sector organisations. Further details of the project can be found here: Improving research use in the third sector.
Using Evidence to flourish (PDF): This session focused on making the case for evidence, exploring what research and evidence are and the benefits of using both. The session also explored how other organisations have embedded research, using a case study about another Scottish third sector organisation, Includem, as an example to reflect upon (for case study see Case study: Embedding evidence at Includem). The session also included discussion and exploration of the survey findings completed at the start of the placement period.
Research and Evaluation at Apex (PDF) This session focused on helping Apex colleagues to think about and reflect upon how to approach evaluation across the organisation. It focused on clarifying and linking aims, activities and outcomes.