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The recently published Using Research Evidence: A Concise Guide is a handy new resource for teachers trying to make sense of research. As Kirstin Mulholland and Harry Madgwick say when introducing the guide, ​finding time to access, engage with and question research evidence sources can be difficult.” The guide helps us to:

  • Understand research evidence
  • Identify different forms and uses of research evidence
  • Examine research evidence
  • Consider how research evidence can be used to inform and develop practice.

But to make the most of the guide, we need to use it, not just file it away. The guide contains a useful set of reflection questions to support, and in this post we suggest some activities for professional development that can be used to further enhance the impact of the guide.

The CLAIMS acronym gives a simple way of examining research quality,

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