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Following feedback from our registrants, we have created a research area to support practitioners who may be thinking of undertaking close-to-practice research. You will find a wealth of resources to help you to get started. If you have any suggestions for any additional material that you would find helpful, please let us know by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting started with research

how to researchOur new resources produced by Dr Andrew Davies of Aberystwyth University, and Dr Jane Waters of University of Wales Trinity Saint David will help you to get started with research. Learn about some of the key things you need to consider when planning your research project such as research methodology, conducting a literature review, drawing conclusions and research ethics.

We have also produced some useful ‘how to’ guides to guide you through writing a research report, and setting up a journal club.

EBSCO / Research Repositories

EBSCO logoEBSCO is an online gateway to over 4,500 academic education journals, papers, and e-books available for free to all EWC registrants. You can access EBSCO via your professional learning passport (PLP). Whether you just want to keep up-to-date with the research in your area of interest, or to help you to undertake a literature review, this is a valuable resource.

There are a number of open source repositories and databases that also offer access to journal articles, books and theses. Here you will find a list of useful sites to help you.

Research bursary

bursary pictureApplications for the research bursary are now closed. Registrants can keep informed about the next round of applications through our termly registrant e-mail. Please make sure we have an up-to-date e-mail address, and get the latest by following us on Twitter.


Research summaries

GlossaryHave a look at some of the current research that has been undertaken by practitioners in various educational settings. We are constantly updating this area, so check back regularly to see what is new.



Research at work

BlogRead our practitioner blogs about balancing research with work, and get tips and advice about how keep on track.