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Upcoming ASCOT short courses at the University of Kent

13 September 2017

Please find below details of two workshops that the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) will be delivering this autumn at the University of Kent and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 
Using the Mixed Methods Care Home Version of ASCOT (CH3) | Wednesday 13th (10am – 4.30pm) and Thursday 14th (9.30am - 4.30pm) September 2017 | University of Kent, Canterbury Campus 

This is a two-day course, with practical sessions, on the mixed methods care home version of ASCOT (CH3). The course aims to provide people interested in using ASCOT in care homes with a thorough grounding in the conceptual basis of ASCOT and the methods used within CH3. By the end of the two-day course participants should have the skills and confidence necessary to use the CH3 tool. 

ASCOT CH3 is specifically designed to elicit the outcomes of social care from residents within care homes. The toolkit uses a mixed methods approach which includes interviews and an observational schedule. 

The two-day course covers the following topics: 
  • Introduction to the concepts used in ASCOT
  • The ASCOT domains and levels
  • Observing in care homes
  • Using the ASCOT observational tool
  • Using the ASCOT interview schedules in a care home
  • Making ASCOT ratings
  • Turning ratings into scores.
The course costs £380 per person and places can be booked here. 
Introduction to ASCOT | Wednesday 11th October 2017 (9.30am - 5pm) |   London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

This is a one-day interactive course, with practical sessions, which provides an introduction to ASCOT. The aim is to provide people who are interested in using ASCOT with an understanding of both the conceptual basis of the measure and the different ways ASCOT can be used in research and evaluation.

The ASCOT measure is designed to capture information about an individual’s social care-related quality of life (SCRQoL) and can be used to measure social care outcomes. The measure is applicable across a wide range of user groups and care and support settings. This course provides an introduction to ASCOT and the various elements of the toolkit. 

The course will cover the following elements: 
  • Introduction to ASCOT
  • Measuring outcomes using ASCOT
  • Versions of ASCOT, Self-completion (SCT4 / SCT3)
  • Face to face interview (INT4)
  • Mixed methods for care homes (CH3)
  • Scoring and interpreting ASCOT.
The course costs £230 per person and places can be booked here. 
For further information or if you have any queries, please contact Jackie Fotheringham or call 01227 824 804.

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