Co-producing knowledge: reflections on the benefits and challenges of researching in partnership with voluntary sector organisations
Ramsey, John; Hardill, Irene; Hogg, Eddy (2014)


This practice paper explores the co-production of knowledge in a collaborative PhD studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Age UK, which examined the formal volunteering undertaken by older adults in England. Some third sector organisations, especially
larger ones such as Age UK, are both producers and users of social science knowledge. In this paper we critically reflect on the co-production of knowledge, and the ways in which both student and supervisors experience the co-creation of knowledge.


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