Shonkoff argues that Science, Policy and Practice are distinct cultures with their own approaches to research and evidence. However, since they have a common goal (in this case, improving interventions for children) we need to find creative ways of blending these cultures. He introduces the reader to the main differences between these cultures, and some of the challenges facing evidence-based approaches in this context.
Learning resource that has been produced to help students and practitioners of social care and social work make more effective and extensive use of research in their studies and in practice.
An online resource for academics to share research papers.
A national collaborative research dissemination initiative, established by a consortium of universities (including the University of Bedfordshire) and developed by regional centres.
The consortium of universities has a proven track record in social work and social care research, as well as providing social work education at qualifying and post qualifying levels. These common interests provide a foundation to promote '‘knowledge-based practice” in social work and social care.
An information literacy skills website for postgraduate researchers (i.e. students completing their masters thesis, MPhil, EdD or PhD qualifications). This website offers a framework for: auditing your current skills; developing new skills and improving existing skills; and planning future information literacy skills development.
Briefing that aims to summarise and distil the relevant research conducted by CRFR over the past 10 years and findings from the Scottish Government funded Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study which tracks the lives of 8000 Scottish families and their young children from birth. CRFR is actively involved in the analysis and dissemination of GUS findings.
Resource owned and maintained by Scottish Addiction Studies that has been providing quality teaching and research in the addictions since 1984.
The library was originally intended for our own on-line students but was made generally available in 2001. Unlike many on-line libraries, this resource specialises in full-text documents, most of which are available for download.
Website that supports resources and information for evidence-informed practice working with children and families.
A repository of articles and books on a wide range of disciplines.
A repository of research and publications on the subject of homelessness.