This introductory course is open to everyone and will suit those wishing to know more about research methods in the social sciences. Attendees may include, for example, practitioners working with children and families in the community or schools, local level policy makers, postgraduate students.
By the end of the two-day course attendees should have a better understanding of the research process from identifying a research question, or a problem to be solved, through to applying research methods to answer the question and produce evidence, and how that evidence can then be utilised to promote change in practice or policy.
- Evidence, policy, and practice (2 sessions)
- Introduction to quantitative analyses (2 sessions)
- Qualitative research workshop
- Longitudinal study design and survey methods
- Randomised controlled trials
- Systematic reviews
The course will be led by Dr Tracey Bywater, and delivered with colleagues from the IEE. The Institute for Effective Education (IEE), based at the University of York, is one of the leading education research units in the UK. We have expertise across a range of research methodologies, with particular strength in randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews.
For more information, please see http://www.york.ac.uk/iee/events/summerschool2013/index.htm.