ERIC Number: ED233247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Research in School Consultation: A Content Analysis of Selected Journals.
Alpert, Judith L.; Yammer, M. David
The complexity of the school consultation field points to the need for review of the current state of the field. To further understanding of the content and methodology utilized in consultation research, a content analysis of research articles published over the last 12 years considered the following areas: type of consultation, subject matter, setting for consultation research, research design, statistical techniques, and methodology. Analysis of articles published in the Journal of School Psychology (49 issues), Psychology in the Schools (49 issues), Professional Psychology (57 issues), and School Psychology Review (10 issues) from 1970 to mid-1982 showed that: (1) approximately 75% of consultation research concerned behavioral consultation (as opposed to mental health and organizational development consultation); (2) most research focused on individual cases rather than administrative programs, and was concerned with remediation rather than prevention; (3) most studies concerned outcome only; (4) over 50% of the research was conducted in elementary schools, while junior high school, high school, college, and special education settings received little attention; (5) comparison groups were not used routinely; (6) baseline studies and survey questionnaires were the most common research methods used; and (7) few studies used sophisticated statistical techniques. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982). Best copy available.