What’s an Iriss Insight?
 
  • It summarises evidence on a given topic that’s of interest to the social services workforce
  • It’s concise – 3,500-4,000 words max (including references)
  • It’s written in plain English
  • It’s draws out implications for the social services workforce
  • It’s peer reviewed
  • It’s freely available in electronic formats
  • Iriss commissions these, with a fee attached and deadlines agreed as per contract
  • Insights summarise evidence to promote debate, discussion and reflection  on practice and policy on relevant topics. They are not ‘how to’ guides.
 
Example: Iriss Insight 47 Rural social work in Scotland

What you might want to think about….
  • Whether there is sufficient evidence available to warrant an Insight - drawing on published qualitative or quantitative studies, practice guidelines and policy documents. Focus should be on the Scottish context, inclusive of evidence from outside Scotland where this is transferrable and relevant.
  • It meets a need/gap – either to summarise relevant evidence that hasn’t been brought together before, including emergent areas, or to re-frame or re-present evidence in a new way that's helpful to the social services workforce.
 
We would love to hear from you. Please submit your ideas by Wednesday, 15 April. 

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* 1. What's your topic?

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* 2. What's the intent of the proposed Insight in terms of aims and objectives?  (What aspects does it plan to cover /or questions does it hope to address?)

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* 3. How does it meet a need or gap? (This would be to: summarise relevant evidence that hasn’t been brought together before, including emergent areas; or re-frame or re-present evidence in a new way that‘s helpful to members of the social services workforce)

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* 4. Is there sufficient evidence available? (This would draw on published qualitative or quantitative studies, practice guidelines and policy documents and can include relevant and accepted doctoral theses.)

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* 5. We commission all Iriss Insights. Are you interested in writing it yourself?

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* 6. In which quarter of the year would you complete it?

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* 7. Contact information

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