From time to time LSPA is asked to pass along surveys to its members. We have created this space to provide an opportunity for our members to participate.
Your time and perspective is very appreciated!
Email the webmaster with information presented in a similar format to the posted research requests. LSPA supports research in the field of school psychology and in an effort to contribute and facilitate growth in our field, we post appropriate research and a monthly email directing members to these opportunities at no cost to the researcher.
Research Projects Looking for Participants
National Survey of Assessment Practices in School Psychology
We encourage your participation in a survey, entitled National Survey of Assessment Practices in School Psychology, aimed at estimating the frequency with which various assessment techniques and practices are utilized in the contemporary practice of school psychology.
This survey is intended specifically for school psychologists who currently engage in applied assessment practice (e.g., administering tests to students; interviewing students, parents, or teachers; conducting direct behavioral observations). We have worked diligently to construct the survey so that it is easy to complete yet thorough. We hope that you will devote some of your time to complete it. We anticipate that the survey will take about 30-45 minutes to complete. Completion of this survey indicates your informed consent to participate. Completion of the survey is voluntary, and you may refuse to participate or withdraw at any time by simply closing the survey. At the end of this survey you will have the option to participate in a drawing for 1 of 6 $50 gift certificates. Drawing participants will need to provide contact information, although personal information will not be associated with survey responses. To complete the survey, please enter the following URL into your internet browser:
Thank you in advance for considering our request. If you have questions about this survey, please contact:
Randy Floyd, Ph.D. University of Memphis (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicholas Benson, Ph.D. Baylor University (Email: Nicholas_Benson@baylor.edu)
John Kranzler, Ph.D. University of Florida (Email: email@example.com)
Tanya Eckert, Ph.D. Syracuse University (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
School Psychologist Experience with School-Based ASD Assessments with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students
You are invited to participate in a survey about school psychologists’ experiences with school-based autism spectrum disorder assessments with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to school psychologists, graduate educators, and policy makers in better understanding how cultural considerations impact and school-based autism assessments for diverse students as well as learn more about the professional development and training needs surrounding culturally responsive school-based autism assessments for practitioners. Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist in a public or private school district in the United States.
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #8202) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants and you may opt out at any time. Participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards to Amazon.com
If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://redcap.cehs.usu.edu/surveys/?s=A4R7EPJDXX
If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD at 435-797-6373 or email@example.com
Please feel free to forward the survey to your friends and colleagues. We appreciate your help!
Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD
Bryn Harris, PhD
Rick Cruz, PhD
Evaluating Single Case Data
Dr. Evan Dart and I are conducting a study on decisions that researchers and practitioners make when evaluating single case data. In both research and applied settings, visual analysis of single case data often serves as the primary means of data analysis. We are inviting those that consider themselves to have training or expertise in single case design to participate. If you are willing to spend approximately 20-30 minutes evaluating single case data using visual analysis, please follow the link below for a more detailed description of the study and to participate in the study. Questions regarding this research may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for considering participating in this research.
Keith Radley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP
Department of Psychology
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5025
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
School Psychologists' Confidence in Identifying Specific Learning Disabilities
I am writing you to ask for your participation in my dissertation research. If you are a practicing school psychologist, you are eligible to participate in the study! It will only take approximately 20 minutes of your time. If you are interested in helping us better understand the identification of specific learning disability (SLD), please take a moment to read the description below. If you decide to participate, please click on the link to obtain and sign the consent form. Once you agree to the terms and conditions presented on the consent form, you will be directed to the survey.
My study examines how school psychologists identify SLD. You will be asked to read several vignettes containing information of students referred for evaluations due to significant learning and academic difficulties. You will be asked to rate your level of confidence in identifying the students as SLD following each vignette. Participation in this study is important to gain an understanding of how psychologists identify SLD in the schools.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Karolina Nicewicz, Ed.M.
St. John’s University
Demographic variables of those who currently provide services to linguistically diverse students, and begin identify common characteristics of practitioners who provide services to linguistically diverse students
Dear School Psychologists:
I hope that your new year is off to a great start! My name is Erin McClure, and I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Ohio State University and a current LAS-PIC Intern in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am currently in the process of conducting my dissertation research, which will be distributed in the format of a brief web-based survey.
As a NASP member of the Bilingual Interest Leadership Group, I have a vested interest in regional differences in the provision of services to culturally and linguistically diverse students (specifically English Language Learners (ELL’s). This study will assess the demographic variables of those who currently provide services to linguistically diverse students, and begin identify common characteristics of practitioners who provide services to linguistically diverse students. By examining the reported self-efficacy and individual level of perceived competence for a randomized sample of NASP member practitioners, the data may help to identify areas of need for school psychology training programs.
This survey is brief and will take approximately 10 minutes. Participants will also automatically be entered to win one of 2 $100 Amazon gift cards!
If you have any questions regarding this research study, please contact Erin McClure. M.A. at email@example.com
Please click the link below to complete the survey:
Thank you very much for your time and consideration of my research.
Training, confidence & supervisor support related to Intervention Implementation
School Psychologists use a wide variety of evidence based interventions but little is known about how their training and confidence as well as supervisor support relate to intervention implementation. We would like to learn about your use of Applied Behavior Analysis and related principles in your work as a School Psychologist. No identifying information will be collected and data will be analyzed as a group. The survey should take a total of 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Please be clear that participation is voluntary, anonymous, and yields no financial benefit for the researchers.
Please contact Dr. Tara Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about the study or concerns regarding confidentiality and/or data management. Additional questions may also be directed to the Coordinator of the Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects, Office of the President for Research, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409.
The effect of PREPaRE training on school psychologists’ crisis-related knowledge and self-efficacy
My name is Carlea Dries and I am a doctoral candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. With support from the NASP School Safety and Crisis Response Committee, I am conducting a study designed to evaluate school psychologists’ perceptions and knowledge of crisis prevention and response.
If you are interested in helping with this project, you will be asked to complete a short web-based survey that should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. In addition to collecting demographic information, the 43-item survey asks questions about your awareness of school crisis management activities and you confidence in responding to various crisis scenarios. Your participation in this study will add to the research on crisis related knowledge and individual confidence in addressing crisis situations. As an incentive, and to support NASP, for every completed survey, I will make a donation of $1.00 to the NASP Children’s Fund (up to $150).
Completion of the survey is strictly voluntary. You may withdraw from the on-line survey at any time by closing out of the survey and closing your browser before you submit your responses. Please note, that once you submit your responses, I will be unable to identify your specific responses to withdraw them from the study.
If you have any questions about this research study, you may contact me at Carlea@student.fdu.edu.
If you wish to participate, please use the following URL link to the survey:http://tinyurl.com/CarleaDries
Practice of Systematic Observation Survey
Hello! My name is Brooke Hansen and I’m a school psychology doctoral student at Oklahoma State University. I am currently looking for current school psychology students and alumni of school psychology programs (working in school settings or other settings) to help participate in my dissertation study. The overall goal of this project is to increase the knowledge of school psychologists about how systematic observations are performed.
Participating in this study will require no more than 20 minutes of your time, and should not be completed during school contract hours. Your participation is completely voluntary and anonymous; you are also free to withdraw your consent and participation at any time. The records of this study will be kept private and secured. Written results will primarily be discussed as group findings.
Once 120 participants have been reached, you will get a chance to win one of six $25.00 Amazon gift cards! Upon completion of the study, you will be redirected to another webpage where you must type in your name and email address. This information is separate from the information you provided in the survey. If you win, your confidentiality will further be ensured as you will get a link sent to the email you provided that will access you to your gift card.
Thank you for participating! Please pass this email and survey on to school psychology colleagues who might also be interested in participating!
Brooke Hansen, M.S.
School Psychology Doctoral Student
Oklahoma State University