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Recently I was at the same event as Jackie Killeen, Director of the Big Lottery in Scotland. It was great to hear her say this: “At BIG we have some positive experience of being able to find and utilise evidence … Continue reading
We know that multi-agency partnership working is difficult. “Collaboration is by nature inefficient. It is only sensible to collaborate if real collaborative advantage can be envisaged. The strongest piece of advice, therefore, is ‘don’t do it unless you have to’”. … Continue reading
I’m just back from a very interesting gathering of folk who find evidence use fascinating and want to see more of it. We at least seemed to agree that we want to create more of an appetite for evidence and want … Continue reading
See this short creative storyboard – with thanks to IRISS for their support How action research can help to deliver better services from iriss on Vimeo.
This is well worth a look……The Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament An important call for us all to talk about our assumptions, share our thinking and adopt a more experimental approach to the design and delivery of public services. … Continue reading
See this new page with a short article about the important debate about redefining the relationship between public services and communities and the role of research and evidence. It would be great to hear your responses.
The Craighead Institute have been awarded Mentoring in Business Project of the Year 2011 for their Management & Leadership Health, Work and Wellbeing Mentoring Project. The evaluation of this important project was undertaken by Research for Real. See the report … Continue reading
Here’s a link to an important new book by Yoland Wadsworth “Building in research and evaluation – human inquiry for living systems“, 2011
We have recently completed an exciting and innovative action research evaluation of the Cedar groupwork programme. This provided a systemic and reflective approach to evaluation which is likely to be of interest to others who want to blend action and analysis … Continue reading