Ben Styles MA(Cantab) PGCE DPhil CStat

Research Director – Statistician
b.styles@nfer.ac.uk, +44 (0)1753 637386

 

Selected publications

Reports and articles

Lord, P., Bradshaw, S., Stevens, E. and Styles, B. (2015). Perry Beeches Coaching Programme: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation

Worth, J., Sizmur, J., Ager, R. and Styles, B. (2015). Improving Numeracy and Literacy: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Employment Foundation

Lynch, S., Styles, B., Poet, H., White, R., Bradshaw, S. and Rabiasz, A. (2015). Randomised Trial Evaluation of the In:tuition Programme. Slough: NFER.

Styles, B. and Bradshaw, S. (2015) Talk for Literacy: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation

Styles, B., Clarkson, R. and Fowler, K. (2014). Chatterbooks: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation

Styles, B., Clarkson, R. and Fowler, K. (2014) Rhythm for Reading: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation

Lynch, S., Styles, B., Dawson, A., Worth, J., Kerr, D. and Lloyd, J. (2013). Talk About Alcohol: an Evaluation of the Alcohol Education Trust’s Intervention in Secondary Schools. Slough: NFER.

Hutchison, D. & Styles, B. (2010) A Guide to Running Randomised Controlled Trials for Educational Researchers. Slough: NFER. [Available online]

Burge, B., Styles, B., Brzyska, B., Cooper, L., Shamsan, Y., Saltini, F. and Twist, L. (2010).New Group Reading Test: Third edn. London: GL Assessment.

Spielhofer. T., Golden, S., Evans, K., Marshall, H., Mundy, E., Pomati, M. and Styles, B. (2010). Barriers to Participation in Education and Training (DFE Report 009). London:DFE. [Available online]

Bergeron, C., Sharp, C., Wilson, S., Yeshanew, T., Styles, B. and Rudd, P. (2010). The Double Club Evaluation (DCSF Research Report 204). London: DCSF. [Available online]

Maughan, S., Styles, B., Lin, Y. and Kirkup, C. (2009) Partial Estimates of Reliability: Parallel Form Reliability in the Key Stage 2 Science Tests. London: Ofqual. [Available online]

Miller, S., Connolly, P., Odena, O. and Styles, B. (2009) A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of Business in the Community’s Time to Read Pupil Mentoring Programme. Belfast: Queen's University. [Available online]

Sewell, J., Burge, B., Styles, B., Brzyska, B. and Whetton, C. (2009). British Picture Vocabulary Scale: Third edn. London: GL Assessment.

Sturman, L., Ruddock, G., Burge, B., Styles, B., Lin, Y. and Vappula, H. (2008). England's Achievement in TIMSS 2007: National Report for England. Slough: NFER. [Available online]

Schagen, I., Lopes, J., Rutt, S., Savory, C. and Styles, B. (2006). Evaluating patterns of post-16 provision. London: Learning and Skills Network.

Ridley, K., White, K., Styles, B. and Morrison, J. (2005). Factors Affecting Applications to Oxford and Cambridge: Repeat Survey. Final Report. Slough: NFER. [Available online]

Sturman, L., Lewis, K., Morrison, J., Scott, E., Smith, P., Styles, B., Taggart, G. and Woodthorpe, A. (2005). General Teaching Council Survey of Teachers 2005. London: GTCE. [Available online]

RUDDOCK, G., STURMAN, L., SCHAGEN, I., STYLES, B., GNALDI, M. & VAPPULA, H. (2004). Where England Stands in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003: National Report for England. Slough: NFER. [Available online]

Styles, B. (2009) 'The Future is Random – Why the RCT should often be the method of evaluation', in Education Science: Critical Perspectives. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

 

Journal articles

Styles, B. (2008) 'Moving on from free school meals: national census data can describe the socio-economic background of the intake of each school in England.' Educational Research, 50, 1, 41-53. [Available online]

Styles, B. (2003) 'Analogy – constructive or confusing? A students’ perspective', School Science Review, 85, 310, 107-116.

 

Blog posts

Styles, B. (2013) RCTs in schools: making the case for 'fair tests', NFER Blog, 11 October. Slough: NFER. [Available online]

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