media

IRISS image bank collection: prison

A collection of images suitable for use in social work training. These images have Creative Commons licences and may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

IRISS image bank collection: emotions

A collection of images suitable for use in social work training. These images have Creative Commons licences and may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

methodology.co.uk website

This website, run by the publishers SAGE, aims to provide support for "researchers, students and university teachers who are interested in learning more about anything to do with research methods". It covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches and tailors the resources available according to the needs of each type of user. The website lists journals, organisations, software, mailing lists, conferences and websites that may be of interest, as well as books.

Media guide to terminology

The media plays a valuable role in informing the public about HIV and AIDS. However, some terms which can be misleading about HIV/AIDS, or degrading to HIV-positive people, are not helpful. This factsheet discusses how vital it is that the National AIDS Trust's texts and presentations support the objectives of the 'Are you HIV prejudiced?' campaign by not using stigmatising language and terminology.

The media, poverty and public opinion in the UK

Report of a study undertaken to explore the role of national, local and community media in reflecting and influencing public perceptions of poverty and welfare. Among the study's aims was to compare representations of poverty across different UK media, pinpoint examples of effective practice in communicating poverty issues to the public and highlight transferable lessons from these.

It's my story : helping care experienced young people to give effective media interviews (SCIE guide 26)

Resource created for workers working with young people to help them make the most of contact with the media, local and national, when talking about their experiences in care.

Switched on : how television could turn teachers on to learning

Paper assessing the effectiveness of the teachers continuing professional development resource, Teachers' TV, in the context of how teachers learn and the barriers to teachers' learning.

Personality disorder : a briefing for people working in the criminal justice system

Briefing paper intended as an introduction to personality disorder for those working in the criminal justice system. It dispels some of the myths and provides some factual information about this area.

The Scottish Young Carers Festival report 2008

Report of the development and proceedings of the inaugural Scottish Young Carers Festival which took place at the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on 13th-14th September 2008. The festival's purpose was to gather 500 young carers together and give them the opportunity to air issues important to them and interact with key decision makers to influence the decisions and policies which affect them.

Drinking in Scotland : qualitative insights into influences, attitudes and behaviors

Report of a qualitative study which aimed to deepen understanding of drinking behaviours and different drinking cultures in Scotland and make a contribution towards the further development of a Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm.