New training resource!
The Evidence Guide: Using Research and Evaluation in Social Care
and Allied Professions
This new training resource, published by Barnardo's, is designed
to help social care staff to locate, assess and apply research evidence
in practice. The Evidence Guide was developed as part of the WWfC
project in collaboration with CEBSS (The Centre for Evidence Based
Social Services www.ripfa.org.uk/aboutus/archive/) and Barnardo's
The pack is divided into 5 modules each aimed at a particular aspect
of developing the effective use of research and evaluation:
MODULE 1: Using Research Evidence in Practice: An Introduction
MODULE 2: Locating Research Evidence in Five Steps
MODULE 3: Appraising and Reviewing Research Evidence
MODULE 4: Adapting and Applying Evidence: issues for individual
practitioners and organisations
MODULE 5: Outcome-focused Evaluation
The pack has been piloted and reviewed with both external agencies
and practitioners in Barnardo's. The pack, published in June 2006,
is available from Barnardo's. An order
form can be printed from our site.
Results of study looking at the fit
between what practitioners want from research and what research
This review gathered findings from various studies which had asked
practitioners what research would help them in their practice with
children in health and social care. Over 1000 research questions
were collected. Have a look at the favourite
We also collected information on studies funded by five major UK
funders in social care. We compared the questions asked by practitioners
with the research questions of studies which actually received funding.
A summary of the results can be viewed in this presentation.