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Research

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!

Submission Requests
Email the webmaster with information presented in a similar format to the posted research requests including when the data will no linger be collected or when the posting should be pulled.  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

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT IN THERAPY

(Collecting Data 5/6/2019-3/31/2020)

The purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the role of homework in clinical work with youth, clinicians’ attitudes and practices as it relates to homework, what variables may predict homework use, as well as what types of homework they would assign to a hypothetical case.

Participation in this study will involve completing an online survey in which you would read a short vignette about a clinical problem and complete a brief questionnaire.

Participants will also be asked to complete a demographic and professional background questionnaire. It is anticipated that participation will take approximately 20 minutes.

I am looking to recruit school psychologists and school psychology graduate students, who would be interested in taking part in this study.   Your assistance with this study will be an asset to the improvement of the knowledge and understanding of the role of homework in clinical practice.

There is no risk to participation in this study.

Here is the link to the study: https://stjohns.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aV4cYWuVXthSYfz

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.  I am happy to review all aspects of participation with you and answer any questions you may have to assist you in making your decision.   If you would like to speak with me, please e-mail me at veronica.milito18@my.stjohns.edu.  Thank you very much for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,

Veronica Milito, B.S. 

St. John’s University

Psy.D. School Psychology, '23

Doctoral Fellow


Practitioner Confidence in Behavior Intervention Plan Design & Implementation 

(Data Collection 5/6/2019-6/1/2019)


Are you are a school psychologist practitioner working in a school system (PK-12)? If so, your participation in an online survey about your current practices in developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) would be greatly appreciated. The purpose of the study is to better understand practitioners’ practices in developing BIPs as well as their confidence in the implementation of BIPs.  Participation is voluntary and consists of taking approximately 10-15 minutes to complete an online survey. Participants can choose to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.  Your participation in this study will be an asset to understanding the steps school psychologists take in developing BIPs and how those practices might relate to the treatment integrity of these plans.

If you are willing to participate in this study, please follow the link to complete the survey:

https://unomaha.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LJqWPwyM6qlgKp

We also invite you to forward the survey link to other school psychologists you may know! We sincerely appreciate your help.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the principal investigator, Miranda Cormaci, at mcormaci@unomaha.edu or Dr. Adam Weaver at adamweaver@unomaha.edu, and we will be happy to assist you.


SOCIAL MEDIA ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, HARM

(Collecting Data 10/24/2018-   )

The link to take the survey will lead you to a brief (15-30 minutes) survey regarding the perceptions of school psychologists at the doctoral or specialist level about professional and ethical violations and the probability of harm of social media posts.

Please consider taking a moment to respond. We would also appreciate if the survey could be forwarded to all known school psychologists.  IRB Approval has been given from the Arkansas State University.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration in our research. 

With much appreciation,

Meghan Vandergriff, School Psychology Practicum Student, Class of 2020, School Psychology Program, Arkansas State University

Whitney Foster, School Psychology Practicum Student, Class of 2020, School Psychology Program, Arkansas State University


PROFESSIONALS’ KNOWLEDGE AND FAMILIARITY REGARDING SELECTIVE MUTISM

(Collecting Data 8/23/2018-   )

Dear Colleagues,

You are being asked to participate in a research study entitled “Professionals’ Knowledge and Familiarity Regarding Selective Mutism,” which is being conducted by Kirsten Williams as part of her master’s level thesis which is being directed by Matt Carter, a faculty member at Valdosta State University. The purpose of this study is to compare the knowledge bases of multiple professions regarding the assessment and treatment of selective mutism. This research study is anonymous. No one, including the researcher, will be able to associate your responses with your identity. Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate, to stop responding at any time, or to skip questions that you do not want to answer. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. Your participation serves as your voluntary agreement to participate in this research project and your certification that you are 18 or older.

Questions regarding the purpose or procedures of the research should be directed to Matt Carter. This study has been exempted from Institutional Review Board (IRB) review in accordance with Federal regulations. The IRB, a university committee established by Federal law, is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. If you have concerns or questions about your rights as a research participant, you may email the IRB Administrator or call (229) 259-5045. 

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Best Regards,

Kirsten Williams, B.S.Ed.


Evaluating Single Case Data

Dear colleagues,

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 keith.radley@usm.edu.

Survey link: https://usmep.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cO6GwCgUj7MIECN 

Thank you in advance for considering participating in this research.

Best,

Keith Radley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive #5025

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: 601-266-6748


School Psychologists' Confidence in Identifying Specific Learning 

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 mcclure.497@osu.edu 

Please click the link below to complete the survey:

https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8owLwmtsI5MZ6kd 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration of my research.

Most Sincerely,

Erin McClure

Louisiana School Psychological Association
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