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The politics of evaluationParticipation and policy implementation$
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David Taylor and Susan Balloch

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346063

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.001.0001

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Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations

Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations

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(p.77) Four Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations
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The politics of evaluation
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Peter Beresford

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0005

This chapter explores some of the key concerns arising from service users and service-user organisations in association with research and evaluation. It discusses the ideological basis of participation, the ownership discourse, the purpose of research and evaluation and the nature of research values. It describes the future of participatory research as particularly dependent on non-service users being prepared to offer support without taking control, to enable rather than lead, and to and support service users to find space and resources rather than take control of themselves.

Keywords:   service users, service-user organisations, participation, ownership discourse, research values, non-service users

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