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Tes talks to…Brian Nosek

The academic and campaigner for greater integrity in research tells Chris Parr about the need for teachers to be circumspect about any study’s reliability before incorporating its findings into their lesson plans

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The notion that teaching should be research-informed – and that the best teachers use evidence-based techniques in the classroom – is pretty controversial in certain education circles. But it should be even more widely contested, according to Brian Nosek, who has some doubts about how reliable some of the research in education really is.

Nosek is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia, and executive director and co-founder of Virginia’s Center for Open Science, which works to increase the integrity of research across all disciplines.

Education, he says, is a ...

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