The NFER at Queen's Centre for Educational Research
represents an innovative partnership between the School
of Education at Queen's University Belfast and the National
Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).
Drawing fully upon the wide-ranging experience
and expertise of both partner organisations, the NFER at Queen's
brings to Northern Ireland for the first time a research centre
that has the capacity to conduct all types of educational research
from indepth qualitative case studies and small-scale evaluations
to experimental research and large-scale surveys using a range of
sophisticated statistical modelling techniques.
Within this, the Centre has a particular expertise
in research on diversity and difference in education, reflecting
the existing research interests of colleagues at the School of Education
and a number of colleagues at the NFER. As indicated in our long-term
vision, the NFER at Queen's not only aims to meet fully the
research and evaluation needs of the educational community within
Northern Ireland but also to become recognised internationally as
a centre of excellence for research on diversity and difference
In all of its work, the NFER at Queen's is committed
to maintaining the highest professional standards as reflected in
its core values.
If you would like more information about the NFER
at Queen's please do not hesitate to contact Professor
Paul Connolly, Director of the Centre.