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Research Expertise

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.

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