The NFER Research Programme

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Our Approach

We aim for the research to make a positive difference to the education and wellbeing of learners. This will be achieved through benefiting learners directly, or through improving policy and practice that affects them. The research will: 

Throughout the life of the programme, our researchers will use a range of methodologies, including:

From this knowledge base, NFER will identify research questions and specific research and action-research projects to be conducted.

The NFER Research Programme complements and builds on NFER’s extensive portfolio of contract research in this area.

This important research constitutes an opportunity for NFER to have a more active role in setting the research agenda. In addition to this, NFER is committed to maintaining a dialogue with external partners who add value to the research programme through their focus and insights, knowledge and skills sets, and/or financial contributions.

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