Practitioner Research

Summary report that outlines a two-part contribution story of a Practitioner-Research Programme (PRP) and the impact of new research evidence on improving services for older people in Scotland.

A detailed outline of the theory of change, the indicators used and a summary of the evidence for the Practitioner Research and Older People research project.

Report that details the impact of the research evidence produced by practitioners and the outcome of their knowledge exchamge activities. Practitioners on PROP worked hard to make their research relevant to practice and to people who access support.

Report that details the impacts of the PROP project on the practitioners and organisations involved. It focuses on the activities undertaken to learn about and ‘do’ research, as well the challenges and enablers encountered along the way. 

It suggests that taking part in PROP allowed practitioners to become ‘Boundary Spanners’ between research and practice.

This report was commissioned by IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) in 2008.  Its aim was to establish a wider context for practitioner research and to explore its impact on practice. It identifies two distinct forms of literature. First, there is literature that conceptualises, theorises, researches or evaluates practitioner research. Secondly, there is literature that is practitioner research. The review considers both forms and draws together a series of questions that emerge.

Professor Ian Shaw (University of York) interviewed by Rhoda MacRae (IRISS) 24th February 2009 about practitioner research. Ian was in the process of evaluating the initiative taken by Children 1st and the Glasgow School of Social Work to develop a practitioner research programme.

http://www.york.ac.uk/spsw/staff/ian-shaw/

Summary of a literature review undertaken to establish the context for practitioner research and its impact on practice through identifying practitioner research carried out in a social services context. The review formed part of an evaluation into the initiative taken by Children 1st and the Glasgow School of Social Work to develop a practitioner research programme. The evaluation was commissioned by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) with funding from the Scottish Government's Changing Lives Fund.

Blog of the Practitioner Research and Older People's Support (PROP) project, an initiative which aims to improve care for older people through research and knowledge exchange.

One of a series of reports which forms part of the PROP Practitioner Research Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and IRISS that was about health and social care for older people.

One of a series of reports which forms part of the PROP Practitioner Research Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and IRISS that was about health and social care for older people.