This half-day seminar hosted by What Works Scotland explored the issues and challenges of using different kinds of evidence to inform action.

The event aimed to help people in the public or voluntary sectors look at how different kinds of evidence can be used to help plan, design and deliver services and service improvements.

It examined how service providers can combine research evidence with their own data, service users’ views and other evidence about what works.

This was an opportunity to think about how to use evidence, and gave some concrete examples of how others have successfully applied evidence to their work.

The programme was:

  • Evidence to action, the What Works Scotland approach
  • Case studies of evidence to action in Fife
  • Discussion and chance to shape What Works Scotland work

Date: 4 November 2015

Location: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, Leven

Related resources

What Works Scotland blog post about the Getting Knowledge into Action event

Insights into evidence into action from Paul Vaughan, who  set the scene in Fife; Sarah Morton, who talked about the issues of getting evidence into action; and David Paterson and Coryn Barclay who shared examples of evidence to action projects in Fife.