Educational Psychologists engage with and carry out research to ensure that they are up to date with evidence bases and best practice in order to improve outcomes from children and young people. Making use of their skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, Educational Psychologists frequently undertake and support research at a school level, service level, local authority level and at a national level, as part of their core practice. Research undertaken by Educational Psychologists is frequently disseminated at national and international levels.
One of our Educational Psychologists is also a co-editor on the Educational Psychology in Scotland journal.
Educational Psychologists at Aberdeenshire EPS are currently involved in research to support the development, implementation and evaluation of the key interests and areas of development listed in our current developments such as the psychology of learning and teaching, understanding sensory behaviours and emotion coaching.
All research work within Aberdeenshire EPS is undertaken in accordance with the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct which can be found here.
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Research in Aberdeenshire Schools
Aberdeenshire council welcomes and supports research in schools which:
- Encourages learning
- Has the potential to contribute to new knowledge and practice in education
- Investigates what appears to be working well so that practitioners and policy makers can learn from the most successful experiences or examples
- Helps to improve practice in educational settings
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