Research briefings that provide a concise summary of the research knowledge on a particular topic and signpost routes to further information. They are designed to provide research evidence in an accessible format to a varied audience, including practitioners, students, managers and policy-makers. The briefings have been undertaken using a transparent methodology.
The information upon which the briefings are based is drawn from relevant electronic databases, journals and texts, and where appropriate, from alternative sources, such as inspection reports and annual reviews as identified by the authors. They do not provide a definitive statement of all evidence on a particular issue.