Research skills

This thread contains resources to help students develop their research and independent learning skills. You can add more resources by pressing 'reply'.


Comments

Sign in to post comments

rosalynelizabeth

National Foundation for Educational Research - Online Resources for Research Skills

Methods of research: These free online guides will help both teachers and pupils get started. Covering definitions, benefits and limitations of different methods, you will get a good introduction to running your own research. Including ethics and data security, how to choose your research method, and how to present your findings.

rosalynelizabeth

Health and Safety Practical Skills - Guidance from CLEAPPS

CLEAPSS (Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Equipment) is an advisory service providing support in science and technology for a consortium of local authorities and their schools.

CLEAPSS covers:

- health and safety including model risk assessments,
- chemicals, living organisms, equipment,
- sources of resources,
- laboratory design, facilities and fittings,
- technicians and their jobs,
- D&T facilities and fittings.

Student Safety Sheets on a huge range of topics can be found here http://www.cleapss.org.uk/free-publications/general-publications (free access no log in required).

Guide for teachers about risk assessment in practical science, PS90, can be found here http://www.cleapss.org.uk/secondary/secondary-science/secondary-science-guidance-leaflets?start=100 – to access this one you will need to be a member of CLEAPSS (virtually all schools are!).

HMTruscott

This collection of 10 activities is designed to support students in developing the key skills they need to carry out a successful EPQ.  The activities use examples from the IntoBiology website (www.intobiology.org.uk), and so are broadly focused on science and social sciences. However, the majority of skills developed (writing a bibliography, avoiding plagiarism) will be of relevance to students planning an EPQ with a humanities focus. The resource forms a set of templates for skills development activities that can be adapted by teachers for a range of purposes. They can, for example, be used alongside a Level 3 science course to improve students’ study skills.