Research methods resources and services
Part of Safeguarding children
This is one of a series of four Learning into Practice Project Masterclasses produced by the NSPCC and SCIE. The four masterclasses aim to introduce key ideas from the different fields and enable Serious Case Review reviewers to consider their relevance. Specifically focusing on approaches to qualitative research to support serious case reviews, this masterclass introduces the basic theoretical and methodological approaches to producing knowledge in the social sciences and raises awareness of a broad range of debates that constitute these approaches. It explains how to make connections between the methodological and epistemological issues involved in conducting social scientific research and the report authors’ own practice and how to reflect on the social systems that produce particular behaviours. Key topics covered include: the moral and social context of SCRs; how culture affects what we can think and what we say; examples from research on professional practice and organisational systems; and sharing knowledge in complex organisational systems.
Part of Safeguarding children
This is one of a series of four Learning into Practice Project Masterclasses produced by the NSPCC and SCIE. The four masterclasses aim to introduce key ideas from the different fields and enable Serious Case Review reviewers to consider their relevance. This masterclass provides an introduction to a systems approach to reviews. Specifically, it introduces reviewers to the basic theoretical approaches to understanding the causes of error in high risk fields such as aviation, engineering and health; it highlights some key concepts from these approaches; it encourages participants to make connections between some key concepts from systems thinking and their own practice as SCR lead reviewers; and it gives participants the opportunity to consider what further support they would need in order to be able to apply systemic thinking in their reviews.
The Research mindedness learning resource has been produced to help students and practitioners of social care and social work make more effective and extensive use of research in their studies and in practice.
This systematic map aims to identify the nature of research in parental mental health and to be a specific resource from which to commission further reviews and/or primary research by identifying gaps in the research literature.
This research resource provides guidelines on the conduct of practice enquiries commissioned by SCIE.
SCIE's latest research briefing focuses on the issues presented by service users with dual diagnosis for UK practitioners in health and social care
SCIE Research briefings
This systematic map focuses on the particular area of vocation, meaningful occupation and training in the reshaping of mental health day services.
This report proposes a framework for assessing the nature and quality of social work research in universities in the UK, and provides a reference point for building research capacity in social work
This knowledge review looks at the use of research by social care staff and how it can be promoted to improve social care practice. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.