Research Report

  • Purdy, N., Ballentine, M., Lyle, H., Orr, K., Symington, E., Webster, D., York, L., (2023) Growing Up Online: Children’s online activities, harm and safety in Northern Ireland – an Evidence Report.

    This mixed-methods research study was funded by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland and conducted by a team from the […]

  • Purdy, N. Walsh, G., Orr, K., Millar, A., Ballentine, M. (2023) Testing Times: Northern Ireland School Transfer without Tests in 2021

    The issue of post-primary transfer by means of academic selection is the focus of a highly polarised policy debate in […]

  • Walsh, G., Martin, C., Sloan, S., Dunn, J., and Winter,F. (2022) ‘The Buddies Study – BUilding BriDges, DimInishing Educational DiSadvantage: Examining the Role of the Home-School Community Liaison (HSCL) across the island of Ireland’

    Although family engagement in children’s learning is a well-established predictor of educational success (see e.g. Higgins & Katsipataki, 2015 and […]

  • McCullagh, J.F. and Doherty, A (2022) Student Teachers Supporting Primary Science: Project Report for the Royal Society of Chemistry

    The ‘Student Teachers Supporting Primary Science Project’ sought to simultaneously address two problems which constrain the pre and in-service phases […]

  • Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K., Tsang, K. (2022) Perceptions of Level 4 & 5 Qualifications in Northern Ireland

    This mixed methods research study, funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE) in Northern Ireland, and conducted by a […]

  • Bloomer, S., Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K. (2022) The Assessment of Vocational Education and Training Qualifications

    In the last decade a significant body of literature was generated at the national policy level, much of which was […]

Bloomer, S., Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K. (2022) The Assessment of Vocational Education and Training Qualifications

Bloomer, S., Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K. (2022) The Assessment of Vocational Education and Training Qualifications

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Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K., Tsang, K. (2022) Perceptions of Level 4 & 5 Qualifications in Northern Ireland

Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K., Tsang, K. (2022) Perceptions of Level 4 & 5 Qualifications in Northern Ireland

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Walsh (2021) Play in Practice during the Pandemic: Summary Report

Walsh (2021) Play in Practice during the Pandemic: Summary Report

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