The field of school psychology lacks a definitive resource for practitioners and students interested in mastering the methodological techniques necessary to research and understand their own discipline. Methodological Foundations of School Psychology Research and Practice addresses that need in a comprehensive and rigorous way. It includes information on the relationship between research and the field, the application of various methodologies, and much more. Each chapter includes both an overview and specific examples, as well as a summary of main points and online resources. This text is perfect for those invested in raising the stature of research methodology in the profession.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Foundations of School Psychology Research and Practice Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Ryan J. Kettler is an Associate Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Research, Evaluation, and Our Field. School Psychology and the Scientific Method. Theories, Paradigms, and Ways of Knowing. Literature Review, Questions, and Hypotheses. Descriptive Statistics and the Sample. Chapter 2. Science Begins with Measurement. Measurement and Its Many Tools. Creating a Measure. The Reliability of Scores and the Validity of the Inferences Drawn from Them. Chapter 3. Research Designs in School Psychology. Experimental Designs in School Psychology. Correlational Designs in School Psychology. Survey Designs in School Psychology. Single-Case Designs in School Psychology. Chapter 4. Drawing Inferences from Data. Inferential Statistics and the Population. Writing Research and Evaluation. The Case for Conducting More Research in a Practicing Profession.