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Developing a framework for evaluating qualitative research - Discussion on the framework "Quality in Qualitative Evaluation: A Framework for Assessing Research Evidence" featured in the first RCBN/MMU seminar series on qualitative research (December 2003) and the May 2004 issue of the RCBN journal Building Research Capacity. This powerpoint presentation describes the development of the framework and adds another dimension to the debate around issues of quality in qualitative research. Download here.

Qualitative research: ethical evidence for policy making? - Lesley Saunders raises issues for qualitative researchers working at the interface between evidence-based research and policy-making. This powerpoint presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

Implications Of Evidence-Based Practice And Systematic Review Agendas For Qualitative Educational Researchers - a list of references relating to evidence-based research and systematic reviews in education put together by Martyn Hammersley. This list includes literature on the crises in educational research in Britain and the US. Available here in Word format.

Teacher Researchers in the Home School Knowledge Exchange Project - Jan Winter's (Graduate School of Education, Bristol University) MS Powerpoint presentation from the second discussion seminar in the series Qualitative Research In Teaching And Learning: Quality, Innovation And Future Directions can be viewed by clicking here.

Video in research: introducing the video ethnography process
This MS Powerpoint presentation by Dr Sarah Pink provides an overview of the role and use of video in ethnographic research. It introduces a historical context of film-making in ethnography, ethical considerations in the use of video and video as part of a wider interest in visual research methods. There are external website links provided, that lead to relevant examples of research using video and other visual methods. The presentation can be accessed here
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An introduction to longitudinal research
This is a presentation by Professor Paul Croll given at a RCBN workshop about longitudinal research in education research. This provides a general introduction to longitudinal research in education. It is available in Acrobat Reader (pdf) format by clicking here.

Quantitative approaches to longitudinal research
This is a presentation by Dr Paul Lambert given at a RCBN workshop about longitudinal research in education research. It introduces quantitative approaches to longitudinal research, primarily by focussing upon large-scale secondary datasets. It also goes on to outline these different datasets and provide examples of their use in education research. The presentation is in MS Powerpoint format and can be viewed via your browser by clicking here. Alternatively to save the presentation right-click here and select 'Save Target As...' Further resources are also available by following this link: http://staff.stir.ac.uk/paul.lambert/rcbn_york04/

Developing ESRC programme and centre bids (return to top)
This is a presentation by Professor Andrew Pollard and Professor Terry Rees given at a RCBN workshop about applying for large-scale research grants. This provides advice about preparing large-scale research grants, including a checklist for applicants and common 'mistakes'. To download the presentation right-click here and select 'Save Target As...'. Alternativelty to view the presentation from your browser just click here.

The role of the ESRC Priorities Board (return to top)
This is a presentation by Professor Terry Rees given at a RCBN workshop about applying for large-scale research grants. This presentation outlines the work of the ESRC Priorities Board, including its current and upcoming thematic priorities, modes of funding and its other commissioning activities. To download the presentation right-click here and select 'Save Target As...'. Alternativelty to view the presentation from your browser just click here.

Contract researchers (return to top)
This web page, compiled by the RCBN, provides links to sites relevant for researchers on fixed term contracts. It contains general information on the Concordat as well as links to University sites for CRS. To vist this page please click here.

The RCBN have also established an online discussion board for contract research staff. To join the list please click here.

Life after the TLRP (return to top)
This web page, compiled by the RCBN, provides links to sites which advertise jobs in Higher Education institutions. It also links to sites with information on applying for jobs. To vist this page please click here.

Formulating, Developing and Refining Research Questions (return to top)
This web page, developed by the RCBN, focuses specifically on issues relating to research questions and lists events, references and resources in this area. It also includes material made available from a one-day RCBN workshop entitled 'From research questions to research designs'. To see these resources and access the presentations from the workshop please click here.

The significance of signficance (return to top)
Rob Coe (Durham University) usefully outlines the main criticisms of significance testing before highlighting alternative ways of interpreting empirical results and allowing for their sampling variability. Also includes useful references on significance testing. To see Rob Coe's resource please click here.

Assistance in complex statistical analysis (return to top)
The RCBN has the resources to help provide immediate and direct consultation from experts in the area of complex statistics. The RCBN can help identify the type of expertise you may require and who could provide this. Alternatively, you may already have a good idea of the expertise you require. In either case the RCBN can provide some of the resources necessary to access and share such expertise. Please contact the RCBN to discuss your particular requirements.

Similarly, if you are able and willing to offer your expertise in complex statistical analysis to other researchers then please contact the RCBN. We can cover many of the costs incurred from assisting other researchers in analysing their data.

Assistance in IT-assisted research (return to top)
The RCBN has the resources to help provide immediate and direct consultation from experts in the area of IT-assisted research. The RCBN can help identify the type of expertise you may require and who could provide this. Alternatively, you may already have a good idea of the expertise you require. In either case the RCBN can provide some of the resources necessary to access and share such expertise. Please contact the RCBN to discuss your particular requirements.

Similarly, if you are able and willing to offer your expertise in IT-assisted research to other researchers then please contact the RCBN. We can cover many of the costs incurred from assisting other researchers in using IT in their research.

Assistance in researching educational interventions (return to top)
The RCBN has the resources to help provide immediate and direct consultation from experts in researching educational interventions. The RCBN can help identify the type of expertise you may require and who could provide this. Alternatively, you may already have a good idea of the expertise you require. In either case the RCBN can provide some of the resources necessary to access and share such expertise. Please contact the RCBN to discuss your particular requirements.

Similarly, if you are able and willing to offer your expertise in researching educationa interventions to other researchers then please contact the RCBN. We can cover many of the costs incurred from assisting other researchers in assessing educational interventions.

Discourse Analysis: A Bibliographical Guide (return to top)
This is a helpful bibliographical guide to discourse analysis compiled by Professor Martyn Hammersley (The Open University).
To see Martyn Hammersley's bibiliographic guide on discourse analysis please click here.

Guide to Natural Histories of Research (return to top)
This is a guide to writing 'natural histories' of research by Martyn Hammersley (The Open University). This may be useful to experienced researchers who wish to write about their approache(s) to research. In doing this experienced researchers will be able to contribute to the development of new career researchers. To see Martyn Hammersley's guide on natural histories of research please click here.

Building a research career (return to top)
This is a copy of a presentation in Acrobat Reader (pdf) format by Professor Rosemary Deem, University of Bristol, that was given at the New Career Researchers Conference, 7 - 8 November 2002, Cardiff. To download the presentation right-click here and select 'Save Target As...'. Alternativelty to view the presentation from your browser just click here.

Small grant applications (return to top)
This is a MS Powerpoint presentation by Professor Stephen Gorard, Cardiff University that was given at a RCBN workshop on applying for small grant funding, 22-23 May 2003, Belfast. To view the presentation from your browser just click here. Alternatively to download the presentation right-click here and select 'Save Target As...'.

Writing Grant Proposals (return to top)
This is a copy of a presentation in Acrobat Reader (pdf) format by Professor Dyland Wiliam, Kings Collge, London that was given at the New Career Researchers Conference, 7 - 8 November 2002, Cardiff. To download the presentation right-click here and select 'Save Target As...'. Alternativelty to view the presentation from your browser just click here.

Economic and Social Data Service: UK Data Archive (return to top)
You can download/access the powerpoint slides used in presentations at the RCBN workshop on 'Using Archive Data Sources for Teaching and Learning Research'. These provide background information on the ESDS and how to deposit and archive both 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' data. These are useful for all ESRC-funded research projects. To find out more about these powerpoint slides and to view them for free please click here.

Models of Research Impact (return to top)
The RCBN have provided a summary of the Learning and Skills Development Agency's report on practices for enhancing research impact. This major national study sets out practical steps to enhance the impact of research on practice and policy. It analyses evidence from both research literature and actual practice across education, social care, criminal justice and healthcare sectors, and offers recommendations to the learning and skills community. To see the summary please click here.

The RCBN have also established an online discussion forum to discuss these models of research impact further. To join the discussion please click here.

 

 
 
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