Engaging with the research-to-practice challenge

Woolfson, Lisa (2018) Engaging with the research-to-practice challenge. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 6 (3). pp. 149-150. ISSN 2168-3603

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    As practitioner-researchers working in real-world settings, we need to ensure that the studies we carry out in schools are sufficiently well-designed for there to be clear conclusions and implications for practice. As well as being a methodological issue, this is also an ethical one in that we should not be taking up participants’ time for studies that, because of their design, cannot make a difference. We know that teachers’ and parents’ time is valuable, and it is worth reminding ourselves that children’s time is valuable too.