research methods

Glasgow Community Health and Well-being Research and Learning Programme : investigating the processes and impacts of neighbourhood change : programme framework (GoWell working paper 1)

The GoWell Programme is a linked set of research, communication and learning activities which will run over a period of ten years. This document sets the framework within which these activities occur and aims to guide future participants who may become involved in GoWell.

An investigation into GPs and social prescribing : a pilot study : final report

Social prescribing is a method of affecting the wider determinants of health such as economic factors by connecting people with health problems to non-medical sources of help and support in the community, normally by referral. This pilot study aimed to inform the development of a full proposal for exploring social prescribing practice in primary care.

The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on three year olds and their families

Report of a study which evaluated the effectiveness of Sure Start Local Programmes, an initiative aimed at enhancing the life chances of young children and their families by improving services in areas of high deprivation.

Extended flexible entitlement for three- and four year olds : pathfinder evaluation

Report of an evaluation of the extended flexible entitlement pathfinder which was introduced by the UK Government to maximise developmental benefits for children by providing extended access to free early years provision and to diminish childcare-related obstacles to employment faced by parents by providing more flexible delivery of free childcare provision across the private, voluntary and independent sectors.

Memory and neuropsychology in Down syndrome

Paper discussing the strengths and weaknesses in both short-term and long-term memory in Down syndrome and the implications of these for other aspects of cognitive development and underlying neural pathology.

A call to debate, a call to action : a report on the health of the population of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 2007-2008

Report documenting the key public health challenges facing the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and laying out priority actions to tackle these challenges. Issues discussed include inequalities in health, obesity and alcohol misuse.

Banking on good decisions

Paper arguing that more people with learning disabilities could become financially independent if banks (and support staff) had a clearer idea of what capacity really means.

Social Research Update

Social Research Update is published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey and covers a wide range of articles related to Social Research.

Leadership in the public sector in Scotland (ESRC seminar series)

Report providing a critical overview of developments in leadership theory in recent years and of its application through Scottish public sector leadership development training. It also aims to provide a stocktake of public sector leadership development provision with a view to helping inform conversations on the limitations of existing provision, how it might be improved and the challenges to leadership development posed by a difficult economic climate.

The Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life Programme 2003-2006

Report reviewing the progress and achievements of the Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life Programme which aimed to identify and encourage factors which bring about healthy ageing. The programme consisted of three strands, namely research and dissemination of knowledge, capacity building and resource development.