ERIC Number: EJ1016494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Pursuing Quality Evidence: Applying Single-Subject Quality Indicators to Non-Experimental Qualitative Educational Research
Stodden, Robert A.; Yamamoto, Kathryn K.; Folk, Eric; Kong, Eran; Otsuji, Derek N.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n4 p491-503 Dec 2013
The need for quality evidence in support of strategies used while working with persons with autism and intellectual disability (ID) has been long been recognized by researchers and practitioners. The authors reviewed and applied a number of evidence-based indicators, developed through the "What Works Clearinghouse" (WWC), to the conduct of a retrospective case study of a college instructor's experiences teaching college students with ID. The indicators were applied with the intent of elevating the potential of qualitative research findings to be replicated in similar contexts by other researchers and practitioners. Findings indicated the potential value of single-case studies aligned with quality evidence indicators as a useful technique to expand the evidence-base of disability-related strategies and practices.
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Special Education, Sampling, Validity, Data Analysis, Intervention, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Teaching Experience, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A