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ERIC Number: EJ1131161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
A Qualitative Metasynthesis of Consultation Process Research: What We Know and Where to Go
Newman, Daniel S.; McKenney, Elizabeth L. W.; Silva, Arlene E.; Clare, Mary; Salmon, Diane; Jackson, Safiyah
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v27 n1 p13-51 2017
Qualitative metasynthesis (QM) is a research methodology that permits the meaningful integration and interpretation of qualitative research. This study applies a QM approach combined with constructivist grounded theory methods, bolstered by several features of research credibility, to examine the state of consultee-centered consultation (CCC) and related relational, process-oriented school consultation research. A systematic search and retrieval process including two rounds of appraisal resulted in a final sample of 38 relevant studies from 1995 to 2014. Data analyses included two stages of coding/theme development. Integrated themes suggest a number of considerations regarding consultation implementation including: system-level factors; consultation structure; consultee voice, social-emotional support, and learning; ecological orientation and cultural responsiveness; and consultation training. Future research priorities stemming from these themes are identified and elaborated upon, as are future applications for QM in educational research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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