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Research Profile

Prof Chris Taylor 


Selected Publications

Books

Gorard, S. with Taylor, C. (2004) Combining methods in educational and social research, London: Open University Press

Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2003) Schools, Markets and Choice Policies, Routledge Falmer, London

Taylor, C. (2002) Geography of the ‘New’ Education Market, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot

 

Articles and Chapters

Scourfield, J., Taylor, C., Moore, G. and Gilliat-Ray, S. (2012) The Intergenerational Transmission of Islam in England and Wales: Evidence from the Citizenship Survey, Sociology, 46, 1, 91-108.

Taylor, C. (2011) Towards a geography of education. In Furlong J. and Lawn M. (Eds) Disciplines of Education, London: Routledge (pp. 122-142)

Power, S., Taylor, C., Lewis, J., Connolly, M., Thomas, G. and S. Wyn Jones (2010) Realising the ‘Learning Country’: Research activity and capacity within Welsh local authorities, Contemporary Wales, 23

Taylor, C., Power, S. and Rees, G. (2011) Out-of-School Learning: the uneven distribution of school provision and local authority support, British Educational Research Journal, 36, 6, 1017-1036.

Taylor, C. (2009) Choice, Competition, and Segregation in a United Kingdom Urban Education Market, American Journal of Education, 115, 4, 549-568

Taylor, C. (2009) Towards a Geography of Education, Oxford Review of Education – Special Issue: The Disciplines of Education: confronting the crisis, 35, 5, 651-669

Power, S., Taylor, C., Rees, G. and Jones, K. (2009) Out-of-school learning: variations in provision and participation in secondary schools, Research Papers in Education, 24, 4, 439-460

Taylor, C. and Coffey, A. (2009) Editorial — Special issue: qualitative research and methodological innovation, Qualitative Research, 9, 5, 523-526

Bannon-Ritland, B., Gorard, S., Middleton, J. A., & Taylor, C. (2008). The compleat design experiment: From soup to nuts. In Kelly, A. E., Lesh, R.A., & Baek, J.Y (Eds.), Handbook of Innovative Design Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education. Taylor and Francis

Taylor, C. (2007) Limiting horizons at Lampeter?, The House Magazine (The Parliamentary Weekly), No. 1236, Vol. 32, p.34, November 5th 2007

Rees, G., Power, S. and Taylor, C. (2007) The Governance of Educational Inequalities: the limits of area-based initiatives, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 9, 3, 261-274

Rees, G., Baron, S., Boyask, R., Taylor, C. (2007) Transforming the Social Organisation of Educational Research: Research-Capacity Building and Professional Learning, British Educational Research Journal, 33, 3 (2007)

Taylor, C, (2007) Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and School Choice: the Use of Spatial Research Tools in Studying Educational Policy, in (Gulson K and Symes C Eds.) Spatial Theories of Education: Policy and Geography Matters, New York: Routledge

Taylor, C., Fitz, J. and Gorard, S. (2006) Diversity, specialisation and equity in education, in G. Walford (Ed.) Education and the Labour Government: An evaluation of two terms, London: Routledge (pp. 45-67) (reprinted from Special Issue of Oxford Review of Education, 31, 1)

Rees, G. and Taylor, C. (2006) Devolution and the Restructuring of Participation in Higher Education in Wales, Higher Education Quarterly, 60, 4, 370-391

Taylor, C., Fitz, J. and Gorard, S. (2005) Diversity, specialisation and equity in education, Oxford Review of Education, 31, 1, 47-69

James, M., Pollard, A., Rees, G. and Taylor, C. (2005) Researching learning outcomes: building confidence in our conclusions, The Curriculum Journal, 16, 1, 1113-126

Power, S., Rees, G. and Taylor, C. (2005) New Labour and educational disadvantage: the limits of area-based initiatives, London Review of Education, 3, 2, 101-116

Gorard, S., Roberts, K. and Taylor, C. (2004) What kind of creature is a design experiment?, British Education Research Journal, 30, 4, 577-590

Gorard, S., Rushforth, K. and Taylor, C. (2004) Is there a shortage of quantitative work in education research?, Oxford Review of Education, 30, 3, 371-395

Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2003) Diversity or hierarchy? The role of school allocation in maintaining equity, in Davies, B. and West-Burnham, J. (Eds) Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management, London: Pearson Education

Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2003) The modifiable areal unit problem: Segregation between schools and levels of analysis, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 16, 1, 41-60

Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2002) Market frustration; admission appeals in the UK education market, Educational Management and Administration, 30, 3, 243-260

Fitz, J., Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and White, P. (2002) Local Education Authorities and the regulation of educational markets: four case studies, Research Papers in Education, 17, 2, 125-146

Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Social exclusion and public policy: the relationship between local school admission arrangements and segregation by poverty, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 26, 4/5/6, 10-36

Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Markets in public policy: the case of the UK Education Reform Act 1988, International Studies of Sociology of Education, 12, 1, 23-4

Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) Market forces and standards in education: a preliminary consideration, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23, 1, 5-18

Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) A comparison of segregation indices in terms of strong and weak compositional invariance, Sociology, 36, 4, 875-895

Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Does school choice lead to 'spirals of decline'?, Journal of Education Policy, 17, 3, 367-384

Fitz, J., Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2002) School admissions after the School Standards and Framework Act: bringing the LEAs back in?, Oxford Review of Education, 28, 2, 373-393

Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2001) Student participation of Higher and Further Education in Wales, The Welsh Journal of Education, 10, 2, 55-71

Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2001) The role of residence in segregation: placing the impact of parental choice in perspective, Environment and Planning A, 33, 10, 1829-1852

Taylor, C. (2001) The geography of choice and diversity in the ‘new’ secondary education market of England, Area, 33, 4, 368-381

Taylor, C. (2001) Hierarchies and ‘local’ markets: the geography of the ‘lived’ market place in secondary education provision, Journal of Education Policy, 16, 3, 197-214

Gorard, S. and Taylor, C. (2001)The composition of specialist schools in England: track record and future prospect, School Leadership and Management, 21, 4, 365-381

Gorard, S., Fitz, J, and Taylor, C. (2001) School choice impacts: what do we know?, Educational Researcher, 30, 7, 18-23

White, P., Gorard, S., Fitz, J. and Taylor, C. (2001) Regional and local differences in admission arrangements for schools, Oxford Review of Education, 27, 3, 317-337

Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2000) A re-examination of segregation indices in terms of compositional invariance, Social Research Update, 29, 1-6

 

Reports

Freedman, E., Bedward, J., Hazlehurst, S., Piper, H. and Taylor, C. (2008) The 2008 BERA Charter for Research Staff: promoting quality conditions for conducting quality research, BERA.

Power, S., Taylor, C., Rees, G. and Jones, K. (2008) Out-of-School Learning: Variations in provision and participation in secondary schools – report to Field Studies Council, Cardiff: Cardiff University.

Lynch, R., Maio, G., Moore, G., Moore. L., Orford, S., Robinson, A., Taylor, C. Whitfield, K. (2007) ESRC/HEFCW Scoping Study into Quantitative Methods Capacity Building in Wales – Final Report, Cardiff: Cardiff University.

Taylor, C., Connolly, M., Power, S. and Rees, G. (2008) Formative Evaluation of the Applied Educational Research Scheme (AERS), Edinburgh: Education Information and Analytical Services, Scottish Government, ISBN 978 0 7559 6912 8 (Web only publication).

Taylor, C. (2006) Review of part-time students and part-time study in Wales, Independent Review of Part-Time Higher Education in Wales (Graham Review), Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government

Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2005) Participation in Higher Education, Wales, Independent Study into the Devolution of the Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales

Fitz, J., Taylor, C., Pugsley, L. et al. (2005) Attitudes Towards Participation in Higher Education in Wales 2005, Independent Study into the Devolution of the Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales

Stroud, D., Taylor, C. and Smetherham, C. (2005) A Review of Research on Student Support Systems and Tuition Fee Regimes, with a special focus on Wales, Independent Study into the Devolution of the Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales

House of Commons Education and Skills Committee (2004) Memorandum submitted by John Fitz, Chris Taylor and Stephen Gorard,  Secondary Education; School Admissions, Vol II, Stationery Office, London, pp ev12-19, ISBN 0215019253

Taylor, C. and Gorard, S. (2001) Student Funding and Hardship Report for Wales: A Statistical Summary, National Assembly for Wales Investigation Group on Student Hardship and Funding, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales