14 April 2022
Youth organisations are increasingly interested in demonstrating the effectiveness of their practice because of funders requirements and their own desire to understand the impact they’re making. As part of the Cornerstone project, the Centre for Youth Impact conducted a study on research collaborations between youth organisations and academic researchers.
Research Brief 01: Lessons from Collaborative Research
Working collaboratively, and achieving positive outcomes through collaboration, does not happen automatically. It takes intention and effort, and brings its own challenges. This brief provides an overview about developing partnerships in youth work research, as well as key takeaways from doing collaborative youth work research. The aim of this brief is to aid practitioners’ understanding of developing partnerships in research and the lessons learnt from this.