Reports

Reports, project outcomes, articles and other documents.

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Eight case studies of work with children and parents in the early years

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Learning from eight case studies of work with children and parents in the early years (pre-birth to eight years old).

Improving research use in the third sector: project report

Improving research use in the third sector

This project report details the process and findings of a project to improve research use in the third sector undertaken between July 2011 - July 2012, funded by the ESRC (RES-173-27-0231).The project involved undertaking an audit of research use prior to the project, undertaking a range of activities aimed at improving research use across the organisation and evaluating the impact of these different activities.

Pre-project research use at Apex Scotland

Improving research use in the third sector

This report details the use of research across Apex Scotland and identifies ideas about where improvements can be made. This report represents a baseline picture of research use at the beginning of a project, funded by Apex Scotland and the ESRC.

Lessons learnt summary - improving use of research in the third sector: a journey with Apex Scotland

Improving research use in the third sector

This summary describes the findings from a project to improve research use in Apex Scotland, and to share the learning with others. There are specific reflections likely to be of interest for other third sector organisations and for academics. Further details about this project, including a report about the project, can be found on the Improving research use in the third sector: Project report.

Audit and analysis of Significant Case Reviews

Scottish Government (Riaghaltas na h-Alba)

Written by Sharon Vincent (University of Wolverhampton) and Alison Petch (Iriss), this report presents the findings from an audit and analysis of the 56 Significant Case Reviews (SCRs) and 43 Initial Case Reviews (ICRs) conducted in Scotland since 2007.

Apex Scotland workshops

Improving research use in the third sector

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.

Improving access to research for the social services

Can higher education digital repositories help?

Higher education repositories are on-line spaces where university staff can deposit their research outputs, making them available for anyone to access for free. This report explores the potential for higher education repositories in Scotland to make a greater contribution to improving access to research for the social services.

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A study of unpaid carers' experiences of short breaks

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Research that describes the findings of a study into unpaid carers' experiences of short breaks from caring.