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Front cover of TSRF guide to applying ethical research principles

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What do we mean by ‘ethical research principles’? What does that mean in practice?

We all want to ‘do’ research well and ensure that as we find out the answer to our questions we don’t upset or harm those that we work with, those we interview and involve in the research or ourselves. It all sounds easy but when it comes to practice sometimes its easy to fall foul of best practice without really realising. Read this blog about TSRF new guide to applying ethical research principles.

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TSRF Summer Newsletter 2021

In this newsletter see our newest TSRF resource ‘TSRF guide to applying ethical research principles’, our plans for this year’s work, news about Public Health Scotland Covid-19 research repository and how Corra supports research. and member’s updates.

Reflections on third sector evaluation

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Reflections on third sector evaluation

As Diane Kennedy retires, she takes the opportunity to reflect on how third sector evaluation has changed over 14 years.

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ESS Summer Newsletter 2021

In this newsletter we feature our new Outcomes Approach resources, new case studies, upcoming events, funder news, new resources and more from ESS.

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Struggling with ‘tough’ evaluation topics? ESS can help!

Our Evaluation Approaches page has information about some of the challenging evaluation topics we can support you with. Each page signposts to various resources that can help you get started.

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ESS turns Sweet 16 today!

As today is our 16th birthday, what better day to look back and celebrate our successes from the past year? It was filled with growing pains, to say the least, given the challenges we all faced due to Covid-19.

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TSRF Spring newsletter 2021

In this newsletter we feature the TSRF conference page, TSRF film and draft TSRF ethics guide. Plus our upcoming Policy Scotland-TSRF event and research updates from members. View the newsletter

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ESS Spring Newsletter 2021

In this newsletter we feature a summary of ESS Stakeholder survey results, upcoming workshops and events, our Crisis to Recovery programme, new resources and more! View the newsletter here.

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Some People Struggle: Now more than ever

In this blog, Prof. Karen McArdle (University of Aberdeen), member of Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum, shows the need to look at ethics at every stage of a research project.

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Could we get better at using evidence?

As third sector organisations, we collect lots of lovely self-evaluation evidence which we use in reports to funders. How can we get better at using them?