This Research Approach paper, developed by the Fair Access Research project (FAR) team at BU and Liverpool University in conjunction with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), outlines how to undertake a systematic review of widening participation research. Undertaking a systematic review enables researchers to explore a wide range of studies in an accessible and rigorous way.
Recent guidelines from OFFA called for institutions to take an increasingly collaborative and evidence-led approach. This systematic approach offers the opportunity for all those working in the WP field to have a much broader overview of research and to utilise this to develop their WP practices.
Read the Research Approach Paper at http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26869/
The BU Fair Access Research (FAR) project is an innovative project which seeks to make a difference to students by transforming practice through collaborative research.
For more information about the Fair Access Research project and to share your ideas, please email the Principal Investigators, Dr Vanessa Heaslip (email@example.com) and Dr Clive Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org).