research skills

Scotland's skills utilisation programme: an interim evaluation: SKOPE research paper No. 101

Paper that reports on the findings from a mid-term evaluation of the Scottish Funding Council’s programme of ‘action research’ projects, which are aimed at exploring the potential contribution of universities and colleges to improved skills utilisation in the workplace.

The evaluation finds some initial empirical evidence for establishing proof of concept, but also identifies challenges in relation to capacity building and sustainability. The potential exists, it is argued, for the programme to contribute to a broader approach to skills and innovation policy in Scotland.

Academic skills

The aim of this resource is to help users learn how to be a more effective learner and develop the research skills that will help them now and in the future.

Scottish Child Care and Protection Network

Network that fosters connections, collaboration and the co-ordination of activities that promote the use of research evidence in child care and protection practice in Scotland.

Internet for social work

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.

Skills development and theorising practice in social work education

This report describes a project that sought to analyse and evaluate a particular academic course unit entitled 'Skills development and theorising practice', which ran in 2002-2003 as part of the old Diploma in Social Work. The aim was to gain a greater understanding of how student development could be facilitated in these key areas of practice.

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.

Internet for health & social care

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.

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation: tools to help organisations create, share and use research

This resource, provided by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is a free online database of resources for health services organizations that wish to use research better. Each resource is gathered and assessed by the Foundation to help organizations find, assess, interpret, and apply research evidence to inform health system policy and management decisions. The resources are classified per various phases: 'acquire', 'assess', 'adapt', and 'apply' to ensure relevant tools are easily available for the user.