Research

Exploring the impact of academy chains in England

The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow has been working with colleagues at the University of Southampton to explore the impact of academy chains in England. This work builds on earlier work exploring the impact of federations on student outcomes (Chapman and Muijs, 2013) and qualitative studies of academy chains …

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Some challenges of practice-centred research

By Oscar Odena Finding a methodological approach within which to work is not straightforward for practitioner-researchers engaged in enquiry aimed at educational change. Practitioner-researcher projects often (but not always) have a qualitative orientation, focussing on a limited number of participants and allowing for an in-depth analysis of particular cases and interactions. These projects tend to …

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The challenge of accessing data: My PhD journey so far, Part 2

By Nighet Riaz This is a follow-up to a post on the website socialtheoryapplied – to access the first part of this post click here). The research for my PhD was originally designed as an ethnographic study. I wanted to be part of delivering the intervention in order to carry out participant observations and observe …

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