Can't convince your colleagues about the value of evidence? You may be a victim of the backfire effect

One of the challenges faced by school research leads is the need to engage with colleagues who have different views about the role of evidence in bringing about improvement. In fact, it's not just the role of evidence that's likely to be debated – you might even face differing views about the evidence itself.In 2010, two researchers – Brendan Nyhan...
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We must design some ethical guidelines around using and conducting research in schools

I've recently begun to think about whether the school research/evidence community has a shared understanding of the similarities and differences between research, quality improvement and evidence-based practice (EBP).This is a critical issue because if schools and school leaders are not fully aware of the similarities and differences, there's a rea...
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