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Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education

ISBN-10: 0761946535
ISBN-13: 9780761946533
Edition: 2004
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Description: `In an era when government policy emphasizes 'scientifically based research' (No Child Left Behind), this book provides an important resource in understanding what this means' - Diane Browder, Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education,  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

`In an era when government policy emphasizes 'scientifically based research' (No Child Left Behind), this book provides an important resource in understanding what this means' - Diane Browder, Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education, University of North Carolina, Charlotte`This is a superb book. I learned by reading it, and I found myself rethinking some of my own thinking about research on individuals with disabilities' - James Ysseldyke, Professor, University of MinnesotaThe purpose of this book is to enable the reader to use tools to design, conduct, and report research in a way that transforms, when appropriate, the delivery of special education. This book explores ways to adapt those research methods to the special education context by providing the reader with a framework for developing research questions and methods, as well as critically analyzing and conducting research focusing on the specific special education context. Unique contextual factors and populations in special education have implications for research conceptualization, design, implementation, interpretation, and reporting. Types of contextual issues specific to special education research that are addressed in this book are:] The definition of who constitutes the special education population is not clear-cut. What are the implications of labeling someone "at risk" or disabled?] How can appropriate identifications be made for such populations as developmentally delayed or learning disabled?] What are the implications of conducting or critiquing research that addresses different types of functional impairments?The audience for this book includes people who need information to support their decision-making. This includes those who set policy, administer and implement programmes, teach the students, and advocate for people with disabilities. For all these people, this book provides guidance in the conduct or critical analysis of research with special education populations. The populations that are included are primarily those that are eligible for funds under the federal government's classification system of special education students in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997. Additionally, the text includes discussion of infants and toddlers with disabilities and persons with developmental delays and those at risk.

For the past 30 years, McLaughlin has been actively engaged in the design, delivery, and evaluation of programs in a variety of settings including federal, state, and local governments, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations. Over the past 10 years, McLaughlin has been responsible for facilitating the strategic planning processes in a variety of settings including public and private schools, as well as state and local governments. McLaughlin has been responsible for designing and implementing training and technical assistance opportunities for managers of federal, state, and local organizations as they migrated to a performance-based organization. He has been a member of several research teams whose work focused on the adoption and dissemination of an outcome-based management approach in a variety of public agencies, including education.McLaughlin was a recognized leader in the use of interagency collaboration as a vehicle for enhancing service delivery to persons with special needs. He has trained local and state interagency teams and has conducted evaluations of interagency collaboratives in a number of states and localities. McLaughlin has designed and implemented training for local teams of stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of local special education programs in numerous states.After serving nearly 30 years in higher education, McLaughlin is currently an independent consultant in strategic planning and performance measurement. He is an active member of the American Evaluation Association.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Program Evaluation
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Literature Review
Purposes of the Literature Review
Resources to Support the Literature Review
Reporting the Literature Review Method
Aggregating Information for a Literature Review
The Integrated Literature Review
Questions to Critically Analyze the Literature Review
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Quantitative Research Methods: Questions of Impact
Philosophical Assumptions Associated With Quantitative Research
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Other Quantitative Approaches: Casual Comparative, Correlational, Single Case, and Survey Research
Causal Comparative and Correlational Research
Questions for Critically Analyzing Causal Comparative and Correlational Research
Questions for Critically Anaylzing Single-Case Designs
Survey Research
Questions for Critically Analyzing Survey Research
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Qualitative Methods
Definition and Characteristics of Qualitative Methods
Importance of Qualitative Methods in Special Education Research
Philosophical Assumptions and Methodological Implications in Special Education Research
Qualitative Methods and Data Collection Strategies
Critically Analyzing Qualitative Research
Questions for Critically Analyzing Qualitative Research
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Mixed Methods and Mixed Model Designs
Definitions and Characteristics
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Identification and Selection of Research Participants
Population and Sample Definition
Designing and Selecting Samples
Generalizability, External Validity, and Transferability
Ethics and Confidentiality
Questions for Critically Analyzing Sample Design and Implementation
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Information Collection
The Purpose of Information Collection
Technical Adequacy of Data Collection Instruments
Selecting and Using a Measurement Device
Questions for Critically Analyzing Information Collection Strategies and Instruments
Questions and Activities for Application and Discussion
Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Use
Quantitative Data Anaylsis
Challenges in Analysis and Interpretation
Responses to Analysis and Interpretation Challenges
Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
Reporting Research
Beyond Reporting: Using Research Results
Questions for Critically Analyzing Data Analysis and Interpretation
Questions and Activities for Discussion and Application
Appendices
Federal Definitions for Individuals with Disabilities
Data Sources from Extant Data Bases
Definitions of Statistical Terms
Funding Resources
Proposal Outline
References
Index

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