Research Evaluation

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia from University of York (UK) collates and analyses the research base of many educational programmes, reading schemes and interventions. It often throws up surprising results, grading effectiveness where possible but also noting programmes where little or no efficacy research has been undertaken.

It's non-partisan and covers several areas including CSR, reading and mathematics education. Focus is on Primary and Secondary Education generally

MUSEC Briefings

MUSEC Briefings from Macquarie University (Australia) evaluate the research base of teaching and intervention programmes related specifically to Special Education. It's a particularly useful site for debunking scam approaches, but also summarises the research base of interventions which are proven efficacious or show early promise.

The site also provides useful guides to assist in evaluating research yourself.

Clinical Research

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) collates and evaluates accredited and authoritative research. Researching clinical and health matters with Google invariably leads to much research presented as authoritative while being deeply flawed or driven only by commercial interests - purveyors of scam therapies are often very adept at manipulating Google Search results.

The NICE Evidence Search portal aims to index only validated research from credible and trustworthy sources.