Education on the Web: A Tool-kit to Help You Search Effectively for Information on Education

Emily Houghton

04 October 2012

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This book is the latest in a series of publications drawing on NFER expertise to equip readers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their own research. A combination of updated articles from practical research for education journal and some brand new content, this tool-kit is designed to help anyone in education navigate the minefield of the web to find the information they really need.

With an introduction by Caroline Sharp, Research Director at NFER, and contributions from the experts at the Foundation’s Centre for Information and Reviews, this book is an essential companion for any busy education professional undertaking their own research.


1. Searching for literature
2. Using the internet to find educational research
3. Top research websites for teachers
4. Top websites for local authorities
5. Top international research websites
6. Using Web 2.0 for education research
7. What to do with the results of your literature search
Websites and databases to use in your research
Appendix: planning your search

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