The Research Cycle provides a framework for embedding research in schools.
Each step in the Research Cycle guides the researcher, helping them to build a research project that supports their organisation and themselves to develop practice that has a lasting and positive impact. Click on the hyperlinks in the text below to visit my Irresistible Learning Blog to find out more about each step of the Research Cycle.
Step 1 – Define the issue
Step 2 – Build a question
Step 3 – Review what is known
Step 4 – Refine the question
Step 5 – Select the methodology
Step 6 – Analyse the findings
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Step 7 – Share the new understanding
Step 8 – Adapt or affirm
Embedding a culture of research in school
Staff Research Training
It is important to train staff in the use of the Research Cycle. In knowing the theoretical basis for research, the researcher becomes increasingly effective. My training cycle follows six sessions over a year to develop a deep and practical understanding of the Research Cycle.
If you are thinking about embedding a culture of research in your trust or school, listen to Graham speak about his journey in building structures in his schools that empower staff to engage in research practice.
Whether supporting your individual research project or helping you to talk through your plans to embed a culture of research in your trust or school; Graham can support your thinking.
“Building a culture of research strengthens the climate of the organisation, helping the heart of the school beat stronger.“