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This section provides a list of research reports and infographics published by the HEAT Service to date (see list at the bottom of this page). All research is based on HEAT’s aggregate dataset of outreach participants who have been tracked longitudinally. Where member-level reports are available, this is indicated under the description (click the + sign to the right to expand each title).
HEAT’s research can be divided into three broad categories:
1) Evaluation reports
These aim to show the impact of outreach on participants’ educational outcomes. Three reports are available for three levels of education:
- Attainment at Key Stage 4 (Level 2)
- Transition to and attainment in post-16 education (Level 3)
- Progression to Higher Education (Level 4+)
These reports are updated annually once the most recent year of tracking data is available. To see how these three reports align with HEAT’s tracking model, please refer to the jigsaw diagram shown on the right. All reports are also available at member level once sufficient sample sizes have been reached.
2) Thematic reports
These take a particular research theme (for example outreach delivered in rural and coastal areas) and explore trends in outreach participation under this lens. These are one-off reports based on aggregate data only (and therefore not available at member level).
3) Coverage reports
These examine spatial patterns in national outreach delivery. This is an area of research that has become possible following HEAT’s growth in membership.
A summary of each of HEAT’s publications can be found by clicking the + sign to the right of each title below. Please note that only HEAT subscribers can access these reports, infographics and presentations from within the Member’s Area.