What Works Scotland co-director Peter Craig has contributed to new evaluation support materials for health and wellbeing professionals.
A new book on action research includes a chapter by two What Works Scotland research associates, drawing on the collaborative action research projects with community planning partnerships in Scotland.
Book chapter about action research theory and practice that draws on illustrations from two community planning partnerships. It discusses the relational strategies required to carry out action research in these complex public service partnership settings, including cultivating ‘sanction and sanctuary’.
Reflections by participants in the Aberdeenshire collaborative action research on what they learned from the different projects and what they are continuing to learn from the experience.
Exploration of a March 2018 report generated by the work of What Works Scotland, Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and partners into emerging multi-layered preventative partnership working in the Aberdeenshire area.
What Works Scotland research fellow Dr Hayley Bennett outlines some key ideas from her February 2018 presentation on collaborative practice and public service reform in Scotland.
A chapter in a new book about participatory budgeting world-wide examines how PB relates to public sector reform, community empowerment and social justice in Scotland.
The community sector, including community anchors, can have a key role to play in the development of public service reform in Scotland – partnering, leading and challenging. Here we outline why we think the community sector has that potential and prompt further reflections from others as to what that means in actual practice.
Book chapter about participatory budgeting in Scotland and its interplay with public service reform, community empowerment and social justice in a global survey of 30 years of participatory budgeting.
Coryn Barclay, Research Consultant at Fife Council, blogs about how research is the ‘secret weapon in public service reform’.