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The Big Evidence Debate – Catch Up

On Tuesday 4th June 2019 we held the first ever Big Evidence Debate. Leading educational experts...

Is meta-analysis all just ‘an exercise in mega-silliness’?

To my mind, there was something heroic about Gene Glass’ presidential address to the 1976...

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 basis...

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 decision-making,...

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 support...

Where is the value in meta-analysis?

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

Comparing apples with oranges

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

The Big Evidence Debate

Meta-analysis involves the aggregation of data from existing studies that share key features, in...