What Works Scotland and community planning partnerships put themselves under the spotlight at an event in July 2016 where participants shared their collaborative action research (CAR) experiences from across Scotland, and examined this way of working.
What Works Scotland recently published an in-depth case study focused on Operation Modulus in the Gorbals but in this blog from April 2016 Dr Richard Brunner asks what is the purpose of a case study and how can people learn from them?
Richard Brunner reflects on the Economics of Prevention seminar (28 May 2015) jointly organised by What Works Scotland and NHS Health Scotland, which explored fresh perspectives and understandings on what works in prevention in policing, health and housing.
Dr Hayley Bennett and Dr Richard Brunner share insights on the role of professional researchers in collaborative, participatory and action research approaches, and put forward recommendations for those thinking about initiating CAR processes.
Mini-biographies of two of the research associates when they started working for What Works Scotland in the case study areas, West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow.
Richard Brunner and Nick Watson of What Works Scotland explore the concept of ‘capabilities’ as a framework for public service reform.