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The purpose of the research protocols and processes is to provide guidelines and recommendations for researchers on the processes to be followed when conducting research involving ECDoE officials, programmes which the ECDoE is directly responsible for, or national scale studies.

The research requests are specific to conducting interviews with ECDoE Officials, or requesting data or other information from the ECDoE.

The application procedure; criteria for approval; ethical considerations; available datasets etc. are all documented in the research application form.

The ECDoE will not grant permission for conducting research in schools on a single/isolated visit basis.

Furthermore, the ECDoE will not grant permission for conducting research in districts or schools.

Application Form to conduct research must be completed and submitted in hard and electronic copy to The Director: Corporate Planning, Policy, Monitoring and Research Coordination.

PDF:  Research Form
MS Word:   Research Form

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