BERA is a member-led charity that exists to encourage educational research and its application for the improvement of practice and the public benefit

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Promoting educational research

We believe that the development of a world-class education system depends on high quality educational research but this is field where policy decisions are often driven by ideology rather than robust evidence.

BERA draws on the findings of the best independent and critical studies to evaluate current polices and practices, to generate fresh thinking and to bring a humanising influence to bear on proposals for reform.

Researchers' resources

BERA produces a range of publications and other materials aimed at supporting the work of all those who are active in the field of educational research.

This includes our four highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, our influential ethical guidelines and charter for research staff, a series of research methods text books for those beginning their research careers, and a range of topic-specific web-only documents.

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Bera News

  • BERA Conference 2015 ECR Award Winners

    Every Year at our Annual Conference BERA offers opportunities for Early Career Researchers to receive recognition for their work. This year three prizes were awarded for presentations delivered at BERA Conference 2015. BERA would like to offer sincere congratulations to the below... ... Read More
  • BERA Postgraduate Forum offers a MAXQDA License

    The BERA Postgraduate Forum is pleased to announce that BERA has secured a one year MAXQDA license for a BERA postgraduate researcher to utilise. MAXQDA is a professional software for qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. Researchers can use MAXQDA to manage your whole research projects,... ... Read More
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