Your Needs | Have Your Needs Been Met?
The RCBN offers
a range of services to help you meet your research needs. Here is a guide to
what we can offer:
These are activities, including workshops, conferences, seminars, and any
other material, that the RCBN have put together and arranged, using expertise
from within or invited from outside the RCBN. We have a continuous programme
of activities so keep checking this website for future events. These
activities are made available to all researchers, and free to researchers on
the Teaching and Learning Research Programme.
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There are many capacity-building activities being run and organised by other
organisations, such as the Centre for Applied Social Surveys in Southampton
and the ESRC Summer School in Essex. Our Noticeboard is regularly updated with
such events that may be of interest to educational researchers. Where necessary
researchers on the Teaching and Learning Programme may apply to the RCBN for
financial assistance in meeting the costs of attending these externally-organised
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and Recommended References
You may find that some of your research needs can be met by reading about
particular methodological debates or by finding advice and guidance on the use
of particular methods. The
RCBN publish articles and guides, including our own journal 'Building
Research Capacity', for the particular needs of educational researchers. However,
if you cannot find what you want from these then have a look through our Recommended
References. This contains a list of references that are felt to be of some interest
to educational researchers, including journal articles, research methods text
books and books on the development of scholarly thinking.
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As discussed above there are many organisations outside the RCBN that offer
research training workshops, organise conferences and provide on-line guidance
in the use of particular research methods. There are also a a number of organisations
that provide data via the internet. You can access these organisations very
easily from this website.
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Where possible we keep an archive of all activities that we have organised
and events that we have advertised. If there is a particular activity
that you have missed then let us know. We may have associated resources
that could be of use, and, if there is enough demand, we could repeat
the activity. The archives can be found on the RCBN
Activities and Noticeboard pages.
Where possible the RCBN try to make documentary evaluations of every activity
organised and advertised available. These can be useful in identifying their
applicability to your needs and in judging the quality of such events. Since
our evaluation strategy identifies the extent
to which capacity-building events are useful in participants' work these documentary
evaluations can also provide examples of how new skills or knowledge can be
implemented in your own work. Evaluations are made available, where possible,
for all future events, both RCBN and non-RCBN activities. Alternatively, our
archive of events (see above) may contain the required documentary evaluations.
find what you are looking for?
If you cannot find what you are looking for then please do contact
us. We may be able to point you in the right direction or we will try and find
the information or resource you need.
> Meeting Your Needs
Have Your Needs Been Met?
Once you have found
and consumed the necessary resource or activity it is useful to reflect back
on your research needs.