Research in Schools

‘How To’ Guides

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These ‘How To’ guides are a quick and easy way to digest different aspects of research in education. From definitions through to potential pitfalls, and written by NFER researchers, they ensure your research is based on professional guidance. Ideal for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff who are interested in carrying out research, with a view to improving practice.


How to...
Plan your research
 

Meet your objectives.


How to...
Run action research
 

Do it yourself.


How to...
Run qualitative and quantitative research

From definitions through to analysis.


How to...
Use focus groups

Get the most from them.


How to...
Write up your research
 

Some tips to get you started.


How to...
Develop a questionnaire survey
 

Ask the right questions.


How to...
Run randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
 

An introduction.


'How to' guides collection 

The first five guides in one.