practitioner research

PROP logic model (June 2013)

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.

Becoming a 'Boundary Spanner' through practitioner-research: PROP contribution story 1

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.

Summary of PROP contribution analysis

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.

Is music the best medicine? Using prescribed music to enhance quality of life for people with dementia and their carer

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.

Assessment at Home pathway: the experiences of service users, carers and staff in South Glasgow during the early stages of implementation - July 2012 to January 2013

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.

This research explores the Assessment at Home (AAH) pathway as experienced by a cohort of practitioners, carers and service users. Specifically, it:

  • explores staff, carer and service user experiences
  • identifies a number of factors which support or inhibit an effective AAH process

Perspectives on personal outcomes of early stage support for people with dementia and their carers

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.

Analysis and review of staff training regarding 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.

This report was compiled with the intention of reviewing the reablement training programme provided by West Lothian Council. The programme came about as part of the ‘Reshaping Care for Older People Services Agenda’. This programme was funded through ‘The Agenda for Change fund’.

Practitioner research in social services: a literature review

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.

Practitioner research in social services: A literature review (summary)

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.