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

In 2016-2017 CECD is proud to be partnering with the British Council Mexico (add link) to conduct research into the professional development of doctoral students and Early Career Researchers (ECR). The project will begin a scoping study to identify international best practice in professional development and training. After close consultation with our partners in Mexico, we will devise a 'toolkit' of approaches and activities designed to implement best practice in training for doctoral candidates and ECRs. This project builds on our extensive experience in the field of Higher Education and links to the School of Education's EdD Programme. For examples of previous CECD staff work in this field with other clients, and here, or visit our website.

Peabody Trust Evaluation

Details to be confirmed.

ETF project

Details to be confirmed.