A policy that clearly outlines our expectations when conducting, commissioning and partnering with other organisations in research and evaluation.
We know that there is increasing pressure on the youth work sector to demonstrate their impact through research and evaluation. But, despite this pressure there has been a lack of formal mechanisms or even consistent informal advice on how to navigate conducting research ethically.
At YouthLink Scotland we wanted to truly embed research ethics in all the research and evaluation work we do, and to help that we’ve developed a Research Ethics Policy. We needed a policy that would not only draw and expand on the guidance but would also clearly outline our expectations when conducting, commissioning and partnering with other organisations in research and evaluation.
We hope that this policy will also be valuable to the youth work sector and beyond.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss embedding ethics into your research or evaluation, contact our Senior Policy and Research Officer Dr Amy Calder