Distance travelled: towards a PIE services assessment and specification tool

 Summary (or abstract)


In this discussion paper series we explore, and attempt to form a preliminary assessment of, the extent to which it is possible now to develop a new PIEs Service Assessment and Specification tool, as a 'distance travelled' measure, both for services and for research.

This first section has a brief summary of the case made.  (So, in the language of published papers, this would be called an 'abstract'.) 

For individual sections, now see the right hand panel.


NB: The original formulation of a PIE – the customary, standard or "classic' framework (as outlined HERE ) - was intended to be both analytic and promotional; even inspirational. But whilst this may still hold good for such purposes, but it also has some blind spots, or awkward phrasing ( Discussed HERE ).

The new and different task of assessment and specification may necessitate some small revisions of the now customary PIEs framework, in switching from identifying underlying thinking, to identifying observable practices. It nay be valuable to scan those papers too, as part of this development.