Research and Evaluation

We are research and evaluation specialists, valued for our independent insights and the breadth of expertise of our team. 

Whether we use a qualitative, quantitative or mixed method approach, our research is methodologically robust and suited to the needs of the client.

Our international education specialists, supported by teams from across NFER, can design and deliver:

  • Complex, multi-stage and multi-year programme evaluations
  • Randomised control trials from design through to final delivery
  • Assessments and measurement instruments
  • Classroom observations
  • Statistical and econometric analysis of education data
  • Focus group discussions with students, parents and teachers
  • Reviews, evidence, scoping and cross-country comparative studies
  • Policy briefs based on evidence and analysis on issues of importance to education decision makers.

We carry out a wide range of research and evaluations to answer key questions about education.

This includes thematic expertise across the following areas:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment research
  • Systems and structures
  • Equality and inclusion; and
  • Education Technology (EdTech).