Engaging with the research-to-practice challenge

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of School & Educational Psychology
Issue number3
Early online date24 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2018


  • practitioner research
  • educational psychology
  • research practice gap

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