The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education



The Education Endownment Foundation

The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost.

The Toolkit is a live resource which will be updated on a regular basis as findings from EEF-funded projects and other high-quality research become available. In addition, we would welcome suggestions for topics to be included in future editions.

The Collaborative Action Research Network

http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/carnnew/index.php

CARN was founded in 1976 in order to continue the development work of the Ford Teaching Project in UK primary and secondary schools. Since that time it has grown to become an international network drawing its members from educational, health, social care, commercial, and public services settings.

CARN aims to encourage and support action research projects (personal, local, national and international), accessible accounts of action research projects, and contributions to the theory and methodology of action research.

British Education Research Association

http://www.bera.ac.uk

BERA draws on the findings of the best independent and critical studies to evaluate current polices and practices, to generate fresh thinking and to bring a humanising influence to bear on proposals for reform.  BERA produces a range of publications and other materials aimed at supporting the work of all those who are active in the field of educational research.

This includes our four highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, our influential ethical guidelines and charter for research staff, a series of research methods text books for those beginning their research careers, and a range of topic-specific web-only documents.

American Education Research Association

http://www.aera.net/

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

The Coalition for Evidence-based Education

http://www.cebenetwork.org

The Coalition for Evidence-based Education (CEBE) is an alliance of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are interested in improving the way research evidence is accessed, and used, across the sector.

CEBE aims to provide a platform to share ideas, set up new collaborative projects, host events and promote independent activity that is taking place across partner organisations 

International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE)

http://www.iasce.net

IASCE, established in 1979, is the only international, non-profit organization for educators who research and practice cooperative learning in order to promote student academic improvement and democratic, social processes.

IASCE supports those who are interested in the study of cooperation in education by providing a forum in which to share research and lessons about the practice of cooperative learning.

IASCE supports the development and dissemination of research, particularly educator research and inquiry that foster the understanding of cooperative learning.

The Institute for Effective Education

https://www.york.ac.uk/iee/

The Institute for Effective Education (IEE), based at the University of York, is working to establish what works in learning and teaching — and why.

We conduct rigorous evaluations of education programmes and practices. Our research is mainly focused on literacy, numeracy, and science in the UK and overseas, but also includes early childhood education, parenting, widening participation, and the effective use of technology.

We work closely with schools, policy makers, and other researchers to share knowledge and build support for evidence-based education in policy and practice.

Research Methods in Education



Educational Research: Some basic concepts and terminology



Doing Your Research Project



Academic Journals
    Taylor and Francis - tandfonline.com
    SAGE (not free) - uk.sagepub.com


NFER - National Foundation for Education Research


CUREE - Centre for Use of Research & Evidence in Education