Research and evaluation methods in special education

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research and evaluation methods in special education

Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education by Donna M. Mertens

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Assessment In Special Education

ISBN 13: 9780761946533

This excellent resource provides an approach to research and evaluation that helps educators better understand and address the needs of students with various disabilities. Donna M. She taught research methods and program evaluation to deaf and hearing students at the MA and PhD levels for over 30 years. She now teaches courses and professional development workshops around the world. She conducts research and evaluation studies on such topics as improvement of special education services in international settings, planning for the inclusion of students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, enhancing the educational experiences of students with disabilities, preventing sexual abuse in residential schools for deaf students, improving access to the court systems for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and improving the preparation of teachers of the deaf through appropriate use of instructional technology. Her research focuses on improving methods of inquiry by integrating the perspectives of those who have experienced oppression in our society.

The 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:. What are the implications of labeling someone "at risk" or disabled? 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.

Published in Association with Council for Exceptional Children. I learned by reading it, and I found myself rethinking some of my own thinking about research on individuals with disabilities. Ysseldyke, Professor University of Minnesota. When face-to-face with the challenge of providing special needs children with a quality education, teachers and other educators are often met with the dilemma of inadequate research on the topic, or they are uninformed that a framework for critically analyzing and conducting special education research exists. Research-based practice is a powerful tool for success, as it can inform educators and others about educational strategies that work. Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education is intended to enable educators to design, conduct, and report research and evaluation in a way that transforms special education by addressing the needs of persons with disabilities as heterogeneous, cultural groups.

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Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. This text is designed to enable educators to design, conduct, and report research and evaluation in a way that transforms special education by addressing the needs of persons with disabilities as heterogeneous, cultural groups. The book explores ways to adapt those research methods to the special education context by providing a framework for developing research questions and methods, as well as critically analyzing and conducting research. In chapters 1 through 3, research in special education is used to explore the use of the literature review; to define the theoretical framework; and to identify research questions, variables, and the most appropriate approach to the research. Specific implications of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, or evaluation-based designs are critically evaluated in special education research in chapters 4 through 7. Issues such as the identification of subjects, the definition of populations, the heterogeneity of subjects, appropriate sampling techniques, and ethics are addressed in chapter 8, and reliability, validity, and accommodations for populations with disabilities are examined for data collection in chapter 9. Data analysis and interpretation issues are discussed in terms of appropriate use of analytic methods in chapter

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    This excellent resource provides an approach to research and evaluation that helps educators better understand and address the needs of students with various disabilities. Donna M. Mertens is Professor Emeritus, Department of Education, at Gallaudet University. She taught research.

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