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Author: Andrew Fellows

Top 10 resources on the use of evidence.

If you’re always hunting for useful resources on the effective use of evidence, then have a look at these reference documents. In recent years there has been a welcome increase in the publication of this guidance material and, as we receive loads of requests for this type of information, I thought I would share our top 10 guides to improving the quality, design and methods for effective evidence use. Top 10 Resources on the Use […]

Evaluation support Scotland

Evaluation Support Scotland Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.  Our aim is to make evaluation valuable, relevant and proportionate.  Our website gives access to evaluation tools and support. We explain our work with funders to make reporting more useful. And we share learning about the difference the third sector makes.  The website provides many tools – we have listed several below the […]

Foundational economy

Several articles exploring the idea that once manufacturing leaves an area the Foundational Economy remains. This involves utilities, food production and retail services and does not change much in demand even as price does, suggesting long term stability in an ever more volatile economic society.   A book on the basics of the Foundational Economy. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323780333_The_Foundational_economy_The_infrastructure_of_everyday_life  A article published in advance of the Senedd meeting to discuss the Foundational Economy on Oct 2018. https://seneddresearch.blog/2018/10/16/the-foundational-economy-2/ A […]

Psychologically Informed Environments – PIE

Blog post on why PIE is useful to the front-line of organisations dealing with homelessness. https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2017/feb/08/why-pie-rationale-for-psychologically-informed-environments 2. A useful guide on how to implement PIE by Westminster City Council. http://meam.org.uk/2015/10/28/new-resource-on-psychologically-informed-environments/ 3. Summary of an article on implementing PIE into a young persons homeless shelter and the impact it made to interactions between staff and those using the service. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/HCS-12-2013-0024 4. A link page to a number of guides on how to implement both PIE and […]

Tools for evaluation

Participatory video & most significant change.  A useful tool to evaluate certain instances of co-production. https://insightshare.org/resources/participatory-video-and-the-most-significant-change/     Most Significant Change: “The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analysing the data. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the programme cycle and provides information to help […]

Beyond engagement and participation: User and community co-production of public services.

A helpful paper with illustrative case studies toward the end of the article examining the different “types” of co-production and how issues may arise in its implementation.   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2007.00773.x   PLEASE NOTE – this link is to the articles abstract. The full paper can be purchased from multiple online sources.

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