Standard 24: Research, Measurement, and Technology

Candidates know basic principles of research design. This includes traditional experimental designs as well as qualitative and single-subject designs. Candidates are able to differentiate high quality from inadequate research, and understand measurement and statistics in sufficient depth to evaluate published research and conduct investigations rel evant to their work. Candidates understand and utilize computer technology and attendant technological applications.

1. Research Design

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about basic principles of research design in education and psychology through coursework in:

*Psychology 244A/Psychology 244B – Measurement, Research Methods, and Statistics
Conceptualization and operationalization; research hypotheses -
Session 5 - 244A Research Design - Session 6,7 - 244A
Psychology 277
- Role and function of the School Psychologist
  o Training Programs, Accreditation and Credentialing - Session 7
  o Introduction to Thesis Research - Session 8

2. Technology

Candidates are proficient in the use of relevant technology in order to (a) conduct and disseminate research, (b) evaluate pupil progress, and (c) access information through coursework in:

*Psychology 244A/Psychology 244B - Measurement, Research Methods, and Statistics
Literature search and review; ethics - Session 4 - 244A
  o Research Design - Session 6,7
  o Forms Data - Session 8
  o Descriptive Statistics - Session 9
  o Correlation - Session 10
  o Factor analysis and principal components - Session 11
Inferential Statistics - Session - Session 4 - 244B
  o The general linear model; t-test; One - way ANOVA - Session 6
  o Planned Comparisons - Session 7
  o Two-way ANOVA - Session 8
  o Summary - Session 9
  o Regression - Session 10,11,12
  o Chi-Square - Session 13
  o Logistic regression - Session 14
Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Intervention Integrity/ Intervention Evaluation - Session 3
  o Single-case Design in school/Data collection/Graphing - Session 4
  o Intervention Selection/Empirically Supported Interventions - Session 5
Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Computer-Based Reading Intervention Program- Session 13
Psychology 285 - Assessment of Learning and Developmental Problems
Diagnostic reading assessment cont. curriculum based evaluation - Session 8
Diagnostic Mathematics assessment - Session 15
Diagnostic Mathematics assessment: CBE - Session 16
  o RTI-tier 2 & 3 - Session 26
Psychology 288 - Applied Behavior Analysis
  o Learning Objectives - 2,3,6
  o Observing and Measuring Behavior - Session 6,7
  o Reading List Observing and Measuring Behavior #6 - Pg, 6
  o Reading List Analyzing Behavior Change #8 - Pg, 6

3. Research Dissemination

Candidates learn to locate research data and interpret its meaning to pupils, parents, school, and the community through coursework in:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
Consultation/Intervention - Pg ,4
*Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Functional Reports - Session 18
Research into Practice - Session 28
Psychology 285 - Assessment of Learning and Developmental Problems
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP) - Session 7
Gray Oral reading tests - Fourth Edition (GORT-4) - Session 9
Norm-referenced Comprehensive academic achievement test -
Session 9,10

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