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

Latest SIG Content

Negotiating the qualitative-quantitative divide: the best of both

9 February 2018 | Blog

The BERA Postgraduate Forum research symposium I attended provided me with the opportunity to present my work in a supportive and critically constructive environment, providing me with invaluable feedback and suggestions with regards to my next... [...]

Walking interviews: A participatory research tool with legs?

16 January 2018 | Blog

Last autumn I was lucky enough to attend one of a series of BERA Postgraduate Forum events that focussed on research methodology. It was pleasing to see that many of the postgraduates in attendance, myself included, were planning to use data... [...]

Bringing policy into being through word and code

7 December 2017 | Blog

Today’s educational policy is co-produced, through policy bureaucrat’s words and technocrat’s lines of code. The global move towards digital governance and the digitising of educational practices relies heavily on the presence of software... [...]

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