The NFER at Queen's Centre for Educational Research
brings to Northern Ireland, for the first time, a research centre
with considerable capacity to meet the diverse needs of the educational
community in the region.
Drawing upon the respective strengths of both
the NFER and the School of Education, the Centre has research expertise
across the full range of methods from indepth qualitative case studies
through to rigorous experimental trials and large-scale surveys,
making use of advanced and sophisticated statistical modelling techniques.
In addition, the Centre is able to draw upon the
expertise of colleagues across all levels of education from the
early years through to further and higher education. Colleagues
at the School of Education have considerable local knowledge and
expertise of the education and training systems in Northern Ireland
as do colleagues at the NFER's Northern Office who have recently
led large-scale evaluations of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
The innovative nature of the partnership between
the two organisations therefore means that the NFER at Queen's has
the capacity to undertake all types of research in the fields of
education and training. More information on the work of the NFER
and of the School
of Education can be found on their respective websites.
If you would like to discuss your own research
or consultancy requirements, please do not hesitate to contact Professor
Paul Connolly, Director of the NFER at Queen's.