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Abaci, Serdar; Pershing, James A. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
Human Performance Technology (HPT) is the applied study and practice of improving organizational performance through training and non-training interventions. For practitioners working in this area that identify themselves as an HPT practitioner, organizational training and performance (OTP) specialist, or instructional designer--offering the right…
Descriptors: Performance Technology, Organizational Development, Training, Intervention
Sampson, James P., Jr., Ed.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily, Ed.; Dozier, V. Casey, Ed.; Osborn, Debra S., Ed.; Lenz, Janet G., Ed. – Online Submission, 2017
This publication is based on the 2016 Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) Biennial Conference, that was held at the Florida State University on May 16-17, 2016. The conference theme was "Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology." The conference content and the resulting edited book are based on the…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Education
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Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Adamson, Lena; Kumpfer, Karol L.; Eichas, Kyle – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2012
Background: Effectiveness research is maturing as a field within intervention and prevention science. Effectiveness research involves the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the dissemination of evidence-based interventions in everyday circumstances (i.e., type 2 translational research). Effectiveness research is characterized by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Family Problems, Intervention, Effective Schools Research
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Taylor, Alison – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This paper explores the potential of cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), to provide new insights into community service-learning (CSL) in higher education. While CSL literature acknowledges the influences of John Dewey and Paolo Freire, discussion of the potential contribution of cultural-historical activity theory, rooted in the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Social Psychology, Cultural Context
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Erford, Bradley T.; Crockett, Stephanie A. – Career Development Quarterly, 2012
"The Career Development Quarterly" celebrated its 100th anniversary during the past year and continues to provide high-quality research and conceptual articles of import to the study of career development and intervention. This article reviews the 2011 career counseling and development literature to highlight advances in theory, assessment, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Career Development, Career Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship
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Wilson, Kaitlyn P.; Landa, Rebecca J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
There is considerable need for adoptable evidence-based interventions for implementation in public classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during the preschool years, an important period in neurodevelopment. Barriers to implementation, including gaps in teacher education, contribute to the research-to-practice gap, and may…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Evidence Based Practice, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Meijer, Marie-Jeanne; Kuijpers, Marinka; Boei, Fer; Vrieling, Emmy; Geijsel, Femke – Professional Development in Education, 2017
This study explores the specific characteristics of teacher-educator professional development interventions that enhance their transformative learning towards stimulating the inquiry-based attitude of students. An educational design research method was followed. Firstly, in partnership with five experienced educators, a professional development…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Transformative Learning, Qualitative Research
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Kajamaa, Anu – Educational Action Research, 2012
As early as 15 years ago, it was claimed that organizational intervention research lacks consensus about research methods and theory and that more systematic efforts are needed to overcome this theoretical-methodological gap in knowledge. This study aims at contributing to the development of theory and methodology in the field of organizational…
Descriptors: Intervention, Action Research, Research Methodology, Hospitals
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Patton, Wendy; McIlveen, Peter – Career Development Quarterly, 2009
The career development literature published in 2008 is summarized and presented thematically: (a) professional issues, (b) career assessment, (c) career development, (d) career theory and concepts, (e) career interventions, (f) advances in technology, (g) employment, (h) international perspectives, and (i) research design and methodology.…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Career Counseling, Career Development, Educational Philosophy
Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
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Mercer, Jean – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
The Circle of Security™ interventions are psychosocial treatments intended to increase maternal sensitivity and thus child attachment security in infants and young children. A small number of publications have reported empirical research on outcomes of these treatments. This article reviews the research evidence, plausibility, theoretical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attachment Behavior, Outcomes of Treatment, Evidence
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Fishman, Barry J.; Penuel, William R.; Allen, Anna-Ruth; Cheng, Britte Haugan; Sabelli, Nora – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2013
This chapter presents an introduction to design-based implementation research (DBIR). We describe the need for DBIR as a research approach that challenges educational researchers and practitioners to transcend traditional research/practice barriers to facilitate the design of educational interventions that are effective, sustainable, and scalable.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Instructional Design, Educational Research, Intervention
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McGrath, Helen; O'Toole, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper applies an action research (AR) design and action learning (AL) approach to network capability development in an entrepreneurial context. Recent research suggests that networks are a viable strategy for the entrepreneurial firm to overcome the liabilities associated with newness and smallness. However, a gap emerges as few, if any,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Action Research
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Tseng, Wen-Chih – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
The effectiveness of an intervention using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP), a reflective tool using LEGO® building bricks, to speed the development of narrative identity in economically disadvantaged college students was studied. A longitudinal experimental study with non equivalent experimental/control groups (N = 45) was conducted to examine whether…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Toys
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Snowling, Margaret J.; Hulme, Charles – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The authors reflect on findings from three studies of different approaches to reading intervention (Al Otaiba et al., Denton et al., and Miller et al., all found in this issue). It is argued that the science of interventions for reading disorders is advanced and that these and other related studies provide a strong evidence base for guiding…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Reading Research
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