At the request of the Independent Researchers’ Forum (IRF), BERA recently hosted a vibrant event aimed at independent researchers. The topic, ‘Ethical Issues and gaining ethical approval’,...Continue reading
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BERA’s Independent Researchers’ Forum’s recent meeting to discuss the challenge of ethical review clearly demonstrated the gap faced by researchers working outside academic institutions....Continue reading
What do our children spend their time doing when they put in all those hours studying for big exams? Cognitive psychology tells us that the techniques they choose can have a substantial impact on...Continue reading
This collaborative blog was produced from discussions by attendees of the BERA Walk and Talk event held on 18 October 2019 at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The event’s aim was to...Continue reading
Data comes in many forms, some more accessible than others. At the recent BERA conference, I tried to address this with a poster presenting quantitative data in an unexpected way. The data came...Continue reading
A special series of blogs asks the difficult questions about current informed consent and ethical approval practices and assumptions, critically exploring the work and philosophy of both ethics...
Editorial: The challenges and solutions for qualitative researchers in gaining ethical approval and consent
BERA members, through informal conversation, recognised that there was a danger that qualitative studies may become under threat from not being approved by ethical committees in an increasingly...Continue reading
A consistent refrain of colleagues is that research ethics committees seem to be committed to stopping research. Nothing could be further from the truth. The contemporary research ethics committee...Continue reading
Esta cuarta edición de la Guía Ética para la Investigación Educativa de BERA, extensamente revisada, ampliada y actualizada, ha sido concebida para apoyar a los investigadores en el campo...
Microgenetic analysis is a Vygotskyan educational research method that supports uncovering student sense-making activity during collaborative learning. Investigating learning using microgenetic...Continue reading
When we gather survey data about human perceptions and attitudes, do we elicit answers to what we really ask? How far can self-administered questionnaires (Schwarz, 1999), with no interviewer...Continue reading