School of Education

  • CECD: Contract Research
  • Contract Research

    In addition to our CPD and training services, CECD works with clients across the education sector to carry out innovative and critically-informed consultancy and contract research. We work with government departments, non-profit organisations, education providers and commercial partners to address research challenges in education.

    Our work includes: evaluation and consultation; scoping studies; qualitative and quantitative research design and implementation; data analysis and representation; research communication; action research and applied research; and other research consultancy services as required. Recent clients include: The British Council; Oxford City Council; Department for Education; The Education and Training Foundation; Beijing Education Institute.

    Please see below for examples of recent contract research work.

  • Skills Development for Research: British Council Mexico

    CECD - Skills for Researcher Development (British Council Mexico)In 2016-2017 we were delighted to work with the British Council, Mexico, to develop a programme of research focusing on best practice in doctoral education. Through a series of scoping exercises and workshops with Mexican and UK academics, the CECD team mapped existing evidence of best practice as well as emerging challenges in the development of doctoral students. This led to the development of a theory of change for skills development among doctoral students.

    Evaluation of Youth Programming (Peabody Trust)

    CECD is excited to be working with the Peabody Trust during 2017-2018 to evaluate the impact of its Young Leaders and Ambassadors programmes. This is a predominantly qualitative project, taking into consideration existing programme data and testimonials from participants to assess the programme outcomes against its original objectives. 

    ETF project

    Details to be confirmed.

    Collaboration with the Department for Education and Kantar Public

    CECD is proud to be working with Kantar Public on a large-scale, national programme of research commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and exploring aspects of apprenticeship and technical education. We look forward to sharing the findings of this research and its implications for national policy in due course.