Learning at Work week is an annual event in May. It aims to to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. This year it takes place from 15th-21st May and the theme is 'Curious & Creative'.

ScOPT are running a series of articles on the website to tie in with Learning at Work week, as well as highlighting appropriate resources each day.

Following on from Jo Finch’s post about research-mindedness in social work practice, here is a list of useful resources. There will be more articles throughout the week so keep an eye out.
 

Research and Evaluation


ScOPTbox

See resources on ScOPTbox tagged with RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

News Roundup - news and articles from relevant journals and websites in one convenient place


Useful Websites

Iriss Insights - evidence summaries to support the social services in Scotland. They outline the evidence and discuss the potential implications for the social services. Insights are reviewed by people with research, policy and practice expertise to ensure they are robust and meet the needs of social service stakeholders in Scotland.
https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/insights

Iriss.fm - podcast presenting discussions, debate and lectures on current topics of interest in the social services.
https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/irissfm

Care Inspectorate - Hub
http://www.hub.careinspectorate.com

Community Care
http://www.communitycare.co.uk

Guardian Social Care Network
https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network

Research in Practice
https://www.rip.org.uk

Research in Practice for Adults
https://www.ripfa.org.uk

Google Scholar - often turns up full copies of articles
https://scholar.google.co.uk

ResearchGate - a great way to find out what research there is on particular topic
https://www.researchgate.net/


Useful Reading

Research mindedness - research in social work and social care
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/researchmindedness/researchsocialworksocialcare/

How we’re building a social work research culture that’s rooted in practice
Andrew Errington, Community Care (2015)
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2015/02/11/building-social-work-research-culture-thats-rooted-practice/

Social Work Research Making a Difference
BASW, 2015
https://www.basw.co.uk/news/article/?id=879

Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice
Martin Webber (2014), Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137276100


Journals

The British Journal of Social Work
https://academic.oup.com/bjsw

The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning
https://journals.whitingbirch.net/index.php/JPTS/index

Journal of Social Work Education
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/uswe20/current

Social Work Education, the International Journal
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cswe20/current

Social Work Research
https://academic.oup.com/swr


Scottish Parliament Research Briefings

http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/18457.aspx

People and Communities
Coverage includes: asylum, census, charities, children, children’s services, death, divorce, elderly, families, immigration, marriage, nationality, population, poverty, property, religion, social care, social inclusion, social services
http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/31140.aspx

Social Security
Coverage includes: Personal Independence Payments, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Maternity Grants and Winter Fuel Payments


University open access repositories

University of Dundee
http://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/portal/

University of Edinburgh
http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/

Glasgow Caledonian University
http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/portal/

The Open University
http://oro.open.ac.uk

Robert Gordon University
https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

University of Stirling
https://dspace.stir.ac.uk

University of Strathclyde
https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/

University of the West of Scotland
http://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/portal/



 

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