BERA is a membership association and learned society committed to advancing research quality, building research capacity and fostering research engagement. BERA aims to inform the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.

 

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Members of BERA are eligible for benefits, including events, member networks, research intelligence and access to our journals.

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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

  • The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research

    Providing a comprehensive account of education research today, SAGE Publishing launches The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research. The Handbook provides a comprehensive guide for researchers, both new and existing, as well as a resource to prompt further thinking about broader issues within... Read More
  • Tender: Dimensions of quality in close-to-practice educational research

    BERA wishes to commission a small scale research study examining the dimensions of quality in close-to-practice educational research. For the purposes of this project, close-to-practice research refers to educational research that is based on problems in practice, may involve researchers working... Read More
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