TITLE

The Contributions of Qualitative Research to Discussions of Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education

AUTHOR(S)
MCDUFFIE, KIMBERLY A.; SCRUGGS, THOMAS E.
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In response to recent trends and legislation, the concept of implementing evidence-based practices has become a critical component of contemporary schooling. It is important that teachers and families of students with disabilities understand the role that qualitative research plays in determining whether a practice is in fact evidence based. Qualitative research may play a role in the development, implementation, and promotion of evidence-based practices in a number of ways. However, qualitative research by its very nature is not intended to demonstrate causality or answer questions about whether a practice is evidence based.
ACCESSION #
34839220

 

Related Articles

  • Using Single-Subject Research to Establish the Evidence Base of Special Education. TANKERSLEY, MELODY; HARJUSOLA-WEBB, SANNA; LANDRUM, TIMOTHY J. // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p83 

    Research in the field of special education often incorporates single-subject designs to investigate the effectiveness of educational practices for students with disabilities. As such, it is important that educators and educational professionals understand the characteristics of single-subject...

  • Nonexperimental Quantitative Research and Its Role in Guiding Instruction. COOK, BRYAN G.; COOK, LYSANDRA // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p98 

    Different research designs answer different questions. Educators cannot use nonexperimental quantitative research designs, such as descriptive surveys and correlational research, to determine definitively that an intervention causes improved student outcomes and is an evidence-based practice....

  • Evidence-Based Special Education and Professional Wisdom: Putting It All Together. COOK, BRYAN G.; TANKERSLEY, MELODY; COOK, LYSANDRA; LANDRUM, TIMOTHY J. // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p105 

    There has been an increasing focus on evidence-based practices in special education with efforts underway to authoritatively identify those practices that are evidence based. However, the identification of evidence-based practices is only the beginning of the process of implementing...

  • Examining the Role of Group Experimental Research in Establishing Evidenced-Based Practices. COOK, LYSANDRA; COOK, BRYAN G.; LANDRUM, TIMOTHY J.; TANKERSLEY, MELODY // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p76 

    Using evidence-based practices, or those instructional techniques shown by research to improve student outcomes meaningfully, increases the performance of students with disabilities and should therefore be a priority for special educators. But how does a practice come to be considered evidence...

  • A Teacher's Guide to Meta-Analysis. Banda, Devender R.; Therrien, William J. // Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p66 

    The article focuses on the method of education research referred to as meta-analysis. It explains that while most teachers are not familiar with meta-analysis, it is beneficial in terms of providing information on how to select evidence-based practices. Information about meta-analysis and its...

  • Unraveling Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education. Cook, Bryan G.; Cook, Sara Cothren // Journal of Special Education;Aug2013, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p71 

    Evidence-based practices (EBPs) are instructional techniques that meet prescribed criteria related to the research design, quality, quantity, and effect size of supporting research, which have the potential to help bridge the research-to-practice gap and improve student outcomes. In this...

  • Comparing the Teaching Efficacy of Two Video Modeling Programs Delivered in a Group Format in Special Education Classrooms to Improve Expressive Language. Gilmour, Maria F. // Journal of Special Education Technology;Jun2015, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p112 

    The current study evaluated the effectiveness of two video modeling programs, one using discrete video modeling and another using standard video modeling, to teach expressive vocabulary words to individuals with autism and other disorders. The researchers collected data across four classrooms in...

  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education. COOK, BRYAN G.; LANDRUM, TIMOTHY J.; COOK, LYSANDRA; TANKERSLEY, MELODY // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2008, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p67 

    The article presents information about several articles within the issue, including one on evidence-based practice in special education and another on single-subject research.

  • Evidence-Based Practices and Implementation Science in Special Education. COOK, BRYAN G.; ODOM, SAMUEL L. // Exceptional Children;Winter2013, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p135 

    Establishing a process for identifying evidence-based practices (EBPs) in special education has been a significant advance for the field because it has the potential for generating more effective educational programs and producing more positive outcomes for students with disabilities. However,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics