Statistics and Stories

Generating Evidence of Youth Work Effectiveness

Karen Ann McArdle, Sue Briggs (Collaborator)

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Abstract

This paper describes an action research project, which sought tosupport Scottish Community Learning and Development (CL&D) workers (particularly grass roots workers) to generate evidenceof theefectivenessof theirinterventions and to build confidence across the field in doing so. Whilst the project focused on CL&D workers in general, we seek here to focus on the experienceof youth workers. Focus group swere held with 66 people from throughout Scotland to seek opinions on current and good practice in generating evidence. We identified a need for further continuing professional development (CPD) on statistics and stories,our phrase used to embrace quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Youth Work
Volume2012
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Statistics and Stories : Generating Evidence of Youth Work Effectiveness. / McArdle, Karen Ann; Briggs, Sue (Collaborator).

In: Journal of Youth Work, Vol. 2012, No. 10, 2012, p. 23-36.

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McArdle, KA & Briggs, S 2012, 'Statistics and Stories: Generating Evidence of Youth Work Effectiveness', Journal of Youth Work, vol. 2012, no. 10, pp. 23-36.
McArdle, Karen Ann ; Briggs, Sue. / Statistics and Stories : Generating Evidence of Youth Work Effectiveness. In: Journal of Youth Work. 2012 ; Vol. 2012, No. 10. pp. 23-36.
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