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ERIC Number: EJ1023887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Rocket Science: An Exploration of What Information Is of Meaning to Educational Psychologists when Evaluating Their Work
Lowther, Cath
Educational Psychology in Practice, v29 n3 p243-257 2013
Evaluation is a central feature of educational psychologists' (EPs) work. Different evaluation tools have been used in the published literature but a consistent approach is yet to emerge. Informed by Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, this research asks what information EPs find meaningful when they evaluate their work. Six EPs working in a local authority educational psychology service were interviewed about their experiences of their work and how they knew they had made an impact. A diverse range of information drawn upon as evidence that there had been change was described. It is thus proposed that a tool which enables EPs to collate different types of information from a number of sources may be useful when evaluating their practice.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Goal Attainment Scale; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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