Gorard, Stephen (2009) Accessing and understanding research in education. In: Educational Studies Routledge Textbook. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415561365
This chapter describes the range of evidence that exists relevant to educational studies, and discusses how to locate, read, and use such evidence. The evidence exists in publicly available datasets as well as in the writings of others. The chapter introduces some generic methods of assessing the quality and usefulness of evidence, including a key quality control principle. The chapter ends by outlining some ideas for future research.
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