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ERIC Number: EJ814270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
The Contributions of Qualitative Research to Discussions of Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
McDuffie, Kimberly A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v44 n2 p91-97 2008
In response to recent trends and legislation, the concept of implementing evidence-based practices has become a critical component of contemporary schooling. It is important that teachers and families of students with disabilities understand the role that qualitative research plays in determining whether a practice is in fact evidence based. Qualitative research may play a role in the development, implementation, and promotion of evidence-based practices in a number of ways. However, qualitative research by its very nature is not intended to demonstrate causality or answer questions about whether a practice is evidence based. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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