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Meta-analysis: Don’t do it or Do it more carefully?

Meta-analyses (like the popular Sutton Trust Tool Kit and Hattie’s Visible Learning) apparently...

Is meta-analysis the best we can do?

By Professor Steve Higgins

Is meta-analysis in its current state trustworthy enough to be a...

The Big Evidence Debate: Introducing the 50% rule

As a news editor, I developed my own 50% rule: reporters should spend as much time writing their...

Meta-analyses and the making of an evidence-informed profession

Before entering into a broader discussion about the use of meta-analysis in school...

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses – what’s all the fuss?

Should we be using systematic reviews and meta-analyses as teachers and school leaders to...

Where is the value in meta-analysis?

Before I trained as a teacher, I worked as a researcher, investigating the effect of...

Comparing apples with oranges

How do you compare apples with oranges? Or even apples with oranges with cherries with bananas...

5 Musings on the new Ofsted Inspection Framework

The Westminster Insight conference for the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework was...

A whole new world?

The educational landscape is undergoing a bit of a shift. Just a mild understatement maybe.

10 ESSENTIAL READS to improve reading comprehension

How many of us, I wonder, in our first year of teaching came across that small child who was...