The Cedar Evaulation provides a comprehensive insight into the successes and challenges identified throughout the Cedar pilots in Scotland. As a resource, it has helped shape the development of the Cedar network and exists as powerful evidence to inform decisions where money is spent to achieve agreed outcomes. The Evaluation was compiled by Research for Real and provides an excellent example of action research in action.
To find out more about action research and how it can be used to inform better services, watch this storyboard clip:
This uses the example of Cedar to talk through how action research can be useful and offers some hints and tips for those thinking about undertaking action research themselves.
The storyboard was written and narrated by Cathy Sharp (Research for Real) with support from IRISS.