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ERIC Number: EJ981298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Towards a More Inclusive Approach to Intervention Research: The Case of Research in Learning Disabilities
Dudley-Marling, Curt; Gurn, Alex
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v16 n10 p1019-1032 2012
Intervention research in special education tends to rely on comparisons of mean differences to determine instructional strategies that "work" for students with disabilities. This reliance on mean differences obscures individual variation that is always present in educational research. This paper examines the degree to which individual variation is acknowledged in reports of intervention research published in four leading learning disabilities journals over a five-year period. It was found that, although there was considerable variance present in intervention studies published in these journals, this variability was often unacknowledged. This paper concludes with suggestions for how researchers might acknowledge variance in their research. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A