research methods

Improving population health in Glasgow : managing partnerships for health improvement (phase 1) : final report

Report of a research project which evaluated the development of Community Health and Care Partnerships (CHCPs) as a means of delivering health and social care services in Glasgow City. East CHCP was used as a case study and attention was particularly focused on the clarity and acceptance of partnership working, the nature and development of inter-agency trust and the ways in which organisational/professional identity was changing in view of the unified CHCP structure.

What boys talk about to ChildLine (ChildLine casenotes)

Casenote examining what boys call ChildLine about and how this has changed over a period of five years. It compares the number of calls on different subjects, the ages of boys calling across the range of subjects and the links between the issues affecting boys. The views of ChildLine counsellors are also included.

Impact evaluation of a pilot mental health in the workplace training initiative

Report of a study which assessed the effectiveness and appropriateness of a pilot mental health in the workplace training initiative. In particular it reports on the immediate impact of the initiative, the intermediate outcomes and makes recommendations for the future based on course content, delivery mechanisms and future roll out.

The Down syndrome behavioural phenotype : taking a developmental approach

Paper discussing the Down syndrome behavioural phenotype and the benefits of a developmental approach to its study as well as related issues such as the distinction between primary and secondary phenotypic features, heterotypic continuity and methodological implications.

Internet for social research methods

Free online tutorial designed to help university students develop their Internet research skills. Users can learn how to make discriminating use of the Internet to help find information for coursework and assignments.

Programmes to promote employment for disabled people: lessons from the United States

Report that reviews evaluation findings from the US experience in providing return-to-work supports for people with disabilities and discusses the implications for similar efforts in the UK.

It provides lessons for developing and evaluating future UK employment initiatives, especially for people with severe psychiatric conditions and long-term disability claimants.

Population trends

Article that explores change in population age structure at the Local Authority (LA) level for the whole of the UK between 1997 and 2017, focusing on change in the older population.

It includes case studies exploring the changes in age structure in the three local authorities of Brighton and Hove, Tower Hamlets and Coleraine.

Practical guidance on consulting, conducting research and working in participative ways with children and young people experiencing domestic abuse

Guidance note produced to accompany the Scottish Government's National Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan for Children and Young People (the Delivery Plan) published in June 2008. The note contains some of the learning from the work which went into developing the Delivery Plan and is intended for use by those charged with implementing the Plan to enable them to effectively involve children and young people in the Plan's implementation.

Reducing drug users' risk of overdose

Report of a research project which had two main aims, firstly to investigate how to increase the number of witnesses to drug overdose calling for help swiftly and, secondly, to find out what measures could be effective in preventing death from overdose while help is on the way.

Scoping of resources to support alcohol and health behaviour change

Report of a study which reviewed the use and appropriateness of available health behaviour change (HBC) resources on alcohol by various professionals within different settings. The aim was to review the evidence base for the link between topic areas to inform the development of future resources.