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What do practitioners want from research, what do funders fund and what needs to be done to know more about what works in the new world of children's services?

Stevens, Madeleine, Liabo, Kristin, Witherspoon, Sharon and Roberts, Helen (2009) What do practitioners want from research, what do funders fund and what needs to be done to know more about what works in the new world of children's services? Evidence and Policy: a Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 5 (3). pp. 281-294. ISSN 1744-2648

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Abstract

This paper is intended as a contribution to the debate on the place of research in children's services from a funder of social research and three researchers, two of whom spent (between them) 12 years in an organisation delivering services to children and young people. We draw on two studies, the first identifying the questions to which practitioners in social care wanted answers; the second describing the degree of 'fit' between funded research and practitioners' questions. These inform a discussion of the kinds of research and research infrastructure needed to support high-quality social care services for children.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_eap.asp
Additional Information: © 2009 Policy Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 10:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32688/

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