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The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) produce an excellent monthly On the Web current awareness publication which highlights recent reports, publications and useful documents from prominent educational research and children’s services-related organisations.

Have a look at the  June issue, back issues can be found on their website

 If you want to be alerted by email when new issues are available subscribe to their email update, nferdirect, and tick the On the Web box at the bottom of the form.

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Last week the Department for Education published a paper by Dr. Ben Goldacre on evidence-based practice in education. Goldacre is an advocate of randomised control trials to investigate the impact of interventions.

Goldacre, B. (2013) Building evidence into education.

The paper can be downloaded from the Department of Education’s website. Have a look at the Bad Science blog and at article and discussion on the Guardian’s website.


The National Foundation for Educational Research  has recently published a tool-kit to help coverresearchers find education based research on the internet.

Houghton, E. (2012) Education on the web: a tool-kit to help you search effectively for information on education. Slough: NFER.

The tool-kit covers:

  • searching for literature
  • using the internet to find educational research
  • top research websites for teachers
  • top websites for local authorities
  • using web 2.0 for education research
  • what to do with the results of your literature search

The tool-kit is freely available to download from the NFER web site.