We write many reports, papers and articles, although not all are published. Below is a list of recently published reports and papers, together with a brief summary, of some of our work carried out on behalf of our clients:
Techknowledge for Schools – we have been carrying out research for the educational charity since 2011 looking at the use of technology in education, especially one-to-one devices. Research has included an evaluation of use; procurement; benefits and challenges; skills pupils develop for future employment; distraction and internet safety. All reports can be downloaded below:
- 2016 Teachers’ attitude to the use of mobile technology in classroom – asks teachers how they feel about using technology to teach in class.
- 2016 Technology in education: a summary of our research – three infographics summary of recent research highlights. 1, 2, 3
- 2016 Literature review of global use of mobile technology in education – updating our previous 2015 review the research demonstrates successful and less successful schemes.
- 2015 Internet Safety Report – key findings from research with over 7k students for Internet Safety Day 2015.
- 2015 Future Skills – explores how the daily use of technology prepares students for future employment. Based on a set of questions reflecting skills identified by the CBI as necessary for future employment, teachers rate the way in which using technology can build autonomy, independent thinking, resilience, knowledge of the wider world and an ability to communicate.
- 2015 How Children Use Mobile Devices at School and at Home – over 7k interviews with students at schools on our research panel looks at use of social media sites, the potential for distraction, propensity to be ‘always on’, and using their devices responsibly.
- 2015 Case Studies – 20 in-depth case studies in schools across the UK – our researchers spent time in each school, interviewing the leadership team, teachers, pupils, including film. Different models of technology use in schools are demonstrated.
- Longitudinal Schools
- FK&Y Cedars School of Excellence Profile and Case Study
- FK&Y Cramlington Learning Village Profile and Case Study
- FK&Y ESSA Academy Profile and Case Study
- FK&Y Honywood Profile and Case Study
- FK&Y Longfield Academy Profile and Case Study
- FK&Y Mounts Bay Academy Profile and Case Study
- FK&Y Wallace High Profile and Case Study
- Starting the journey
- Starting the journey
- FK&Y Carter Community School Profile and Case Study.pdf
- FK&Y Harrogate Grammar School Profile and Case Study.pdf
- FK&Y Hove Park School Profile and Case Study.pdf
- FK&Y Penwortham Priory Academy Profile and Case Study.pdf
- FK&Y Trentham High Profile and Case Study.pdf
- FK&Y UCL Academy Profile and Case Study.pdf
- FK&Y Writhlington Profile and Case Study.pdf
- 2015 Transforming Learning – report based on interview and ethnography – includes 4 films showing benefits and challenges – the research looks in depth at new pedagogical models of learning, including flipped learning, through using digital devices in teaching and learning.
- 2014 What advice would you give other people your age about staying safe online? Over 7,000 young people aged 11-18 provides a reassuring picture of young internet users, demonstrating that they are knowledgeable, responsible, caring and transparent.
- 2014 Young People’s Attitude Towards Gaming This report was conducted in schools on our research panel to find out how young people aged 11-18 respond to gaming, what games they are playing and attitude to playing games rated 18+.
- 2014 The Introduction of Nexus Tablets Google gifted 10,000 tablets to 16 schools in areas of deprivation. The evaluation over 9 months measures teacher attitude pre and post introduction. It finds schools needed a high level of support from Google and a commitment to use the tablets effectively. Simply giving tablets to schools is not enough.
- 2014 Do Young People Sometime Feel They Are Addicted to the Internet? This provides advice written by young people for young people.
- 2014 Revisiting Coding – teachers’ attitude to the introduction of coding on the curriculum sought before and after introduction.
- 2014 An Updated Literature Review on the Use of Tablets in Education discusses findings from recent studies, as well as the research limitations.
- 2014 The Use of Tablets in UK Schools – Stage 4 – FK&Y interviewed 671 schools. BBC Education correspondent Sean Coughlan wrote about the research.
- 2013 An evaluation study of 1:1 tablets in secondary schools – Stage 3 – results from a control group and evaluation of 9 schools using 1:1 tablets plus a literature review of the global use of tablets.
- 2013 From Introduction to the Longer Term Effects of One-to-One Learning – Stage 2 – an evaluation of five secondary schools that had chosen to give pupils one-to-one Tablets, carried out between September 2012 and April 2013. Methodology included qualitative and quantitative research.
- 2012 The First Three One-to-One Schools – Stage 1 carried out between September 2011 and July 2012 – includes a literature review, an evaluation of three schools in Belfast, Kent and Essex using 1:1 tablets, plus a control school in Essex with no 1:1 tablets plus two feeder primary schools.
2015 Youth United and the Cabinet Office – The Youth Social Action Journey Fund Programme was funded by the Cabinet Office to create new social action opportunities in areas of high deprivation and low provision and improve the link between Youth United members and the National Citizen Service (NCS). FK&Y carried out research with 10 to 20 year olds taking part in the programme and monitored attitudes and behaviour change over the course of a year. The full report can be downloaded here and infographics here.
2015 The IKEA Play Report – FK&Y carried out research in 12 countries, includes over 16,000 interviews with parents of 0-16 year olds, over 6,000 interviews with children aged 7-12 and over 6,000 interviews with young people aged 13-18. The research looks at time pressure and organisation; safety, concern and risk aversion; attitudes to friends and family; the use of media devices; family time together and attitudes to play. The research can be downloaded here.
2015 Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) – FK&Y wrote this Literature Review of Research on Online Food and Beverage Marketing to Children on behalf of CAP. Published February 2015 it presents a global review of current online marketing practices and research that looks at the impact on children, written with Professor David Buckingham, University of Loughborough, as our advisor.
2013 British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Dr Barbie Clarke, written with colleagues at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This review looks at published research on counselling and psychotherapy with children and young people: a systematic scoping review of the evidence for its effectiveness.
2012 Advertising Education Forum, Brussels – Digital Marketing and Advertising to Children. This literature review written by FK&Y sheds light on what global academic research has found on children’s interaction with digital marketing communications.
2012 International Journal of Market Research (IJMR) – ‘Researching children: are we getting it right? A discussion of ethics’. Written by Dr Barbie Clarke and Professor Agnes Nairn, this award-winning paper looks at the ethical issues that arise when including children and young people in research. Winner of the IJMR Collaborative Award and short-listed for the prestigious MRS Silver Medal.
2011 The Advertising Association – Children and Commercial Communications: A Literature Review.
Child psychology, recent developments in neuroscience, sociological studies, social competence, and children’s understanding of advertising are considered. The review concludes that while children can recognise advertising at a young age (4- 5) it is not until they reach middle childhood (age 8-12) that children understand advertising; the commercial intent of advertising however is not understood until adolescence, when children are aged 12 plus.
2011 The Advertising Association – Exploring the Attitude of Children and Parents towards Advertising and Marketing. The research includes qualitative and quantitative research with parents and children. Parents express several concerns about their child’s wellbeing including safety, education, future job prospects, but concern about marketing and advertising to children is not rated as a prime concern and children appear to enjoy much advertising.
2010 Professor Colleen Mclaughlin and Dr Barbie Clarke Relational matters: A review of the impact of school experience on mental health in early adolescence. Educational & Child Psychology Vol.27 No. 1 91
2010 Dr Barbie Clarke, Marc Goodchild & Andrew Harrison The Digital World of Children and Young Adolescents: Children’s Emotional Engagement with Digital Media. ESOMAR Congress 2010
2009 Dr Barbie Clarke Early Adolescents’ Use of Social Networking Sites to Maintain Friendship and Explore Identity: Implications for Policy.Policy & Internet Vol.1: Iss. 1, Article 3 (2009)
2009 Dr Barbie Clarke Friends Forever: How Young Adolescents Use Social-Networking Sites. Society Online 1541-1672/09/
2009 Dr Barbie Clarke The Way Children are Communicating Emotionally using Social Networking Sites. BACP April 2009