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ERIC Number: EJ950669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis of the Social Stories Literature
Test, David W.; Richter, Sharon; Knight, Victoria; Spooner, Fred
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v26 n1 p49-62 Mar 2011
This comprehensive review of Social Story[TM} literature included (a) a descriptive review, (b) an analysis of research quality, and (c) a meta-analysis using percentage of nonoverlapping data. In the review, 28 studies were included; 18 were included in the meta-analysis. Descriptive results highlighted information on participants, dependent variables, independent variables, and alignment with Social Stories standards. Analysis of research quality yielded strengths in participant description and selection of socially important dependent variables, whereas weaknesses were identified in data collection related to procedural reliability and social validity of procedures. Finally, percentage of nonoverlapping data ranged from 0 to 97.7%, with a median of 50%. Suggestions for future research, implications for practitioners, and limitations are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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