The many shades of co-produced evidence

  • Date of release: 2019
  • Type: Guidance & research reports
  • Sectors:
    Arts and culture, Children and families, Citizenship and communities, Community development, Crime and public safety, Disability, Domestic violence, Education and learning, Employment and training, Environment, Housing and homelessness, Infrastructure support, International development, Mental health, Older people, Physical health, Sport, Substance use and addiction, Volunteering, Young people
  • Cost: Free
  • Developer/Author: Carnegie UK Trust
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Co-production of evidence is a process by which evidence is generated by the equal and reciprocal participation in research activities by academic and other partners.

The Carnegie UK Trust created this paper to tease out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increase people’s control within communities and services. This is not a history or review of co-production – there are other places to find that – but rather a contribution to discussions we are involved in with co-production networks, academics and the social sector.

The paper focuses on generating evidence, rather than how we use knowledge in society, but many of the principles and challenges around co-producing are shared.

The many shades of co-produced evidence

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