EMPAC is keen to encourage ‘research mindedness’ amongst policing practitioners and to instill confidence for you to get involved.
EMPAC Fellowships are one way in which practitioners are accessing formal, accredited programmes but to help those out there who are wanting an introductory ‘way in’ as a first step we wanted to offer you some easy to use guidance. Our style is conversational and informal because we want to help you see you can get to grips with research, even if you find it a bit confusing just at the moment.
EMPAC is committed to the co-production of knowledge, by practitioners and academic researchers working together in collaboration. Yet it’s difficult for practitioners to maybe get a quick guide to translate some of the research world language – it may seem complex and daunting. So, whilst this little section does not claim to do anything other than offer some first steps, it may prove useful for those of you out there who are interested but wondering where to start!
Go to the EMPAC Learning Centre ‘How to do Research’ section and simply click on the topic you want to find out more about, working your way through, and revisiting if you like. We’ve made each little section small and digestible on a purpose – we understand you’re busy people who may need to access bite-size pieces, as and when time allows. When you’re ready, there are opportunities within EMPAC to move into an accredited programme at whichever level is appropriate for you. Talk to us if you have any questions and enjoy the learning!