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Special Interest Group

Research Methodology in Education

This SIG provides a forum for critical discussion of research methodology in education and for dialogue about innovation. Its interests are in all aspects of research methodology in education, from paradigms and methods to techniques and processes. The aims of the group:

  • to generate new ideas about research methodology in education
  • to promote amongst researchers and teachers a critical understanding of research methods in education
  • to help develop in the educational research community a context of critical enquiry about methods and processes

SIG Convenors

Carmel Capewell, Dr

Lecturer in Early Years and Child Development at Oxford Brookes University

Carmel is a Lecturer in Early Years and Child Development at Oxford Brookes University. She has a strong interest in developing innovative research methods, particularly to encouraging the participation of young people in expressing and sharing...

Alison Fox, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Open University

Dr Alison Fox (BSc, Durham; MSc, Aberdeen; PGCE, Cambridge; MEd, Cambridge; PhD, Open) is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Open University in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education...

Content associated with this SIG

Action Research – Research into Action

Online registration for this event has now closed, please email events@bera.ac.uk to register.   #BERA_ActionResearch Anna-Claire Norden Presentation 11:20 Rachael Foster - The...

Past event24 Nov 2021

Against empiricism

As educational researchers, our work is framed and therefore requires us to operate with and through a general theory of objects and object-relations. This enframing comprises a semantic...

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Blog post22 Oct 2021

Highlights from the first 1,000 BERA Blog posts

This series celebrates our one-thousandth BERA Blog post by republishing some of our favourites from among the posts that have proven most popular since the blog began in 2015. The collection both...

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