Our Evidence Search and Summary Service has been running for over a year, and we thought it’d be a good time to share our unique approach to finding evidence for our Outlines. If you work in social services, and you’re… Read More »Finding evidence: a course in three parts
This week marks the first birthday of the Iriss Evidence Search and Summary Service. It’s been an exciting and challenging year. Here’s a little bit about how it’s gone so far, taken from our annual report, which included responses from a service user survey.
You might have noticed little codes on journal articles and other resources - these are known as DOIs (digital object identifiers). In this post we talk about why we've decided to start adding DOIs to our own outputs, including our Outlines and any other resources we publish.
ESSS has been looking into the research around evidence-based practice (EBP) in social work. In this post, we'll be sharing some of the key issues highlighted in the literature. Generally, there is a lot of discussion around the barriers to EBP. These tend to be focused around the evidence itself, practitioners and organisations, and we've summarised some of these issues here.
We're in the process of building an online learning resource to help people working in the area of social services to learn more about finding, accessing and using research and evidence to support their practice. In the meantime, we thought we'd share some of the free tools we use when we're working on our Outlines to support social services practitioners.
When we're asked to produce an evidence summary or review, we use a wide range of evidence sources to make sure we're finding research, reports of activities, evaluations and discussions around the topic from a variety of voices and perspectives. We thought it would be useful to share these resources. We want to know what you think about them.
It's been all go at the Iriss base - first off we're delighted to welcome Annelies Allcock to the ESSS team. Since our last update we've also produced a few more evidence summaries - have a look!
After a busy couple of weeks with a huge interest in our work, we're very excited to share the first outputs from the Evidence Search and Summary Service: ESSS Outlines. The first three topics have been: disability hate crime reporting; child sexual abuse; and parental substance misuse.
Last week saw the launch of the new Iriss Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS). This post gives a bit of background as to who we are, where we come from and what we’d like to achieve with the service.