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’.
Report and executive summary of the findings from the first survey of community planning officials (managers and officers) conducted in Scotland. It sheds light on the composition of this significant group of local public servants, their role, the work they undertake and the implications for community planning partnerships and community engagement.
This partnership event in November 2017 with Carnegie UK Trust and the University of Edinburgh discussed the findings of the What Do Citizens Want? research on how support services fit into people’s day to day lives.
Research report that reveals the profound effect of formal and informal relationships on people’s wellbeing as seen through the experiences of users of housing services. Produced by the Carnegie UK Trust with support from What Works Scotland.
Report and resources from a collaborative action research inquiry in Fife which looked at the role of partnership working with schools to address the needs of young people with additional support needs. Fife is one of four case sites where What Works Scotland has worked with community planning partnerships to undertake collaborative action research into public service reform.
Report and resources from a collaborative action research inquiry in Fife which sought to find out why parents came to Family Fun projects in Kirkcaldy and what impact the projects had on their engagement with the primary school and with adult learning. Fife is one of the four What Works Scotland case sites.
Report and resources from a collaborative action research inquiry in Fife which examined data about welfare sanctions and how it can be used to support people who are at risk of or receive a benefit sanction. Fife is one of the four case sites where What Works Scotland has worked with community planning partnerships using collaborative action research for public service reform.
This research report is an overview of the activities at the second home retreat held as part of the collaborative action research programme in Fife. It has details of some of the tailored facilitative activities and learning on the process to date.
Report from the first Fife Home Retreat in October 2015, which outlines some of the collaborative action research work with representatives from Fife Community Planning Partnership.
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