Welcome to the website of the

NSW Institute for Educational Research

The NSW Institute of Educational Research Inc. was founded in 1928. In 2008 the NSW IER celebrated its 80th year dedicated to encouraging study, research and service in education.

Through the year, the NSW IER conducts professional and scholarly meetings. It also contributes to the publication of a national IER research journal and an occasional Bulletin. Membership is open to people with a commitment to education and an interest in educational research. Teachers and new educational researchers are warmly encouraged to join.


2015 Student Conference



Saturday 7th November

10:30am – 4:30pm


Australian Catholic University, North Sydney Campus
Change of venue!!!

The NSW IeR Student Research Conference offers educational researchers at all
levels (Honours, Masters & Doctorate) the opportunity to present and receive
feedback on their research findings or works-in-progress.
This year offers  5 modes of submission/presentation: ::
 Abstract & Presentation
 Poster Presentation
 5 Minute Presentation Competition
 Short Paper 
 Full Refereed Paper  (Opportunity for  Publication)
Enquiries and Submissions by October 12th to: sean.kearney@nd.edu.au





Notice to the members of the NSWIER




9.30am, 7th November 2014

ACU, North Sydney Campus



Nominations are invited for the positions of:

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Officer, Webmaster and Committee Members 


Please download a nomination form here



Analysing qualitative data for professional teacher publications

Presenter: Dr Samantha McMahon


Date: Thursday 27th August 2015

Time: 4:00-6:00pm 

Venue: The Function Room, Edmund Rice Building, Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield  

Cost: $50.00 for members, $70.00 for non-members (including booking fee)

Registration: http://www.trybooking.com/IRFR OR http://www.trybooking.com/152247

The course will assist teachers to become more involved in the research process by considering how to evidence, evaluate and report on innovative and effective teaching and learning. The purpose of this course is to provide teachers, who aim to publish in professional journals, with some experience and practical advice in basic qualitative data analysis procedures.

Download the flyer here.

What a success! 


NSW Research Showcase


Our first NSW Research Showcase was a re-invention of the HDR student conference, with some interesting twists.


It proved very successful with over 50 people in attendance.  To see the photos and all the successful awardees please see the News page.

 See the photos here