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“Schools need to be aware of the diversity of research sources available to them. They also need to be aware that the term ‘research’ is itself loaded with variable connotations and denotations. As a word, it is often as contested as ‘evidence’. Of course, what constitutes evidence will vary from person to person; consider the evidence that leads one person to a faith in God, and the evidence that convinces a mechanic of the need to strip an engine. It is necessary – vitally so – to discuss different ways that Research Leads can approach this important aspect of the role.”

Education Development Trust (2015) ‘The School Research Lead’, p.21