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Student Research:

Participating in student research allows us to support upcoming school psychologists and improve our field of study.  Recent research studies have been posted and the students need our help. If you have some additional time, we would love for you to participate in their research studies. You can find research information and links below:

Date Posted: 8/26/20

You are invited to participate in a dissertation research study surveying school psychologist in the United States.  The purpose of this research is to determine possible predictors of evaluation report readability. This survey is only for school psychologists who have completed psychological assessments as part of their job responsibility within the past year. 

If you are interested in participating in this survey, please click this link: 

https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_880hwwkaTohSNcp

The survey will remain open for 2 weeks from today. The survey should only take 10 minutes to complete.  Your participation is voluntary and you may choose to withdraw at any point without penalty. Your answers will remain anonymous. 

I truly appreciate your contribution, both to my dissertation and to the field of school psychology. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at dz247@gsapp.rutgers.edu


Date Posted: 6/26/20

My name is Rebecca Simoni, and I am a doctoral candidate in the School-Community Psychology program at Hofstra University. I am in the process of completing a dissertation project under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly Gilbert, concerning the consistency between research and practice of interventions with students with an autism spectrum disorder. 

Participation in this survey is voluntary, and you are permitted to withdraw at any time. As participants in this research project, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. There are no known risks to participating in this study. Your responses are confidential and will not be identified with any personal information. This research will help to bridge the gap between research and practice in schools, specifically for students with autism. This is especially critical because students with autism are continually being mainstreamed into the public school system. 

As compensation for participation in this project, all participants have the opportunity to provide their email address to enter a raffle to win a $200 Starbucks gift card. Email addresses will not be associated with survey data and will only be used to contact the raffle winner, once all data has been compiled. 

If you have any questions or concerns, the researchers can be contacted as follows: 


Rebecca Simoni, M.S., M.S.

516-509-5907

rsimoni1@pride.hofstra.edu OR rsimoni1@villanova.edu
 

Dr. Kimberly Gilbert, Ph.D.

516-463-6258

Kimberly.A.Gilbert@hofstra.edu

Date Posted: 6/12/20

You are invited to participate in this study to examine school psychology leadership and organizational supports in practice. 

Participation in this study is voluntary. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Your responses remain confidential and anonymous. Please do not include your name or identifying information. There are no known risks for completing this survey nor compensation for completing the survey. 

This study has been approved by the Institution Review Board at Chapman University (Study ID: IRB-20-190)

Please click the link to access the survey, or enter the link provided below into your browser to complete the study:

https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iQUQdRH89OJWZv

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Jodi LaChance at lacha103@mail.chapman.edu  

Your responses to the attached survey will provide important information in understanding current school psychology leadership and organizational supports in practice.

Thank-you in advance for completing this survey!

Date Posted: 5/17/20

You are invited to participate in a survey about school psychologists’ beliefs and experiences with using exposure-based interventions. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information about the most effective ways to help youth struggling with anxiety. The information you provide can help school psychologists and graduate program educators better understand the obstacles encountered when providing mental health interventions to vulnerable youth in schools. 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 at Rutgers University (Study ID: Pro2020000779). Participation is voluntary and the survey is estimated to take approximately 10 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.

As a gesture of appreciation for your time to complete this survey, you may enter your email address to be entered into a drawing for one of two $100 electronic Amazon gift cards.

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOPYer5qENq8ptX

Your responses will be submitted to a confidential, encrypted online database, and your email address will not in any way be associated with your responses or any of the findings. All information received will be incorporated into group data. If possible, please submit your responses within the next 7 days.

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the Principal Investigator, Sheva Weiss, at 908-374-9195 or at sc1716@gsapp.rutgers.edu.

We believe that your participation in this study about treatment of anxiety is especially meaningful amidst the current climate of global anxiety.


Date Posted: 5/16/20

You are invited to participate in a survey about school psychologists’ experiences using the ADOS-2 with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to school psychologists and graduate educators with modifications or adaptations with the ADOS-2 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 school district in the United States.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #10834) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes to complete. Participation can lead to a drawing of 1 of 2 $50 gift cards. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants and you may opt out at any time.

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://redcap.cehs.usu.edu/surveys/?s=9P8P4FKK8N

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD at 435-797-6373 or maryellen.mcclainverdoes@usu.edu.

Date Posted: 4/16/20

You are invited to participate in a survey about the IDEA identification decisions school psychologists make and their contributing factors. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to school-based practitioners, researchers, trainers, and policy makers in better understanding the decision-making patterns and contributing factors to IDEA disability category identification. Participants must be currently practicing as a school psychologist in a school setting in the United States.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #10833) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes or less 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 a $100 gift card to Amazon.com

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eSc882cxDWcvM5D

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD at 435-797-6373 or maryellen.mcclainverdoes@usu.edu

Date Posted: 4/16/2020

You are invited to participate in a collaborative research study between school psychology researchers in the state of New York. The primary researchers include Dr. Elizabeth M. Power (The College of Saint Rose), Mr. Gary Schaffer (Niagara University), Dr. Amy Fisk (SUNY Geneseo) and their research team.

We are looking to gain information from those who were trained in school psychology, who work in traditional (e.g., public schools) and nontraditional (e.g., state and community agencies, hospitals, private practice) settings across the country to better understand the roles and responsibilities and choices to work in respective settings. Our primary goal is to explore the roles and responsibilities of applied school psychologists in alternative practice settings and why practitioners of school psychology chose these settings over the public schools. A secondary goal is to understand whether the everyday duties of nontraditional school psychologists are aligned with the roles and responsibilities currently purported by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Practice Model compared to school psychologists in traditional public school settings. 

We believe that this data will yield implications for school psychologist graduate training programs in guiding students to careers that align with their experience and interests. We hope to gain your expertise as school psychologists who work across various states. There are no reasonably foreseeable risks involved in this study. Please click on the link below to take our survey.

Click here for link to survey.

If you have questions about this research study, you may contact Dr. Elizabeth Power,powere@mail.strose.edu, Mr. Gary Schaffer, geschaffer@gmail.com, or Dr. Amy Fisk, afisk@geneseo.edu.

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

Hello! 

We’re inviting you to participate in a research study on science communication. We’re hoping to better understand how to share evidence-based information. Specifically, we want to know how school psychologists think and feel about using social media to share research and practice-related information.

Participation is completely voluntary, and if you agree to participate you can always change your mind and withdraw. We do not believe there are any negative consequences and participation should only take 5 to 10 minutes. Your responses will be stored on secured servers and we are not collecting identifying information. 

The survey is available at https://okstatecoe.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOE0kbOh4WXpXUN.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Christina Pynn (cpynn@okstate.edu) or Ryan Farmer (r.farmer@okstate.edu) at Oklahoma State University.”

Request still active as of 3/19/2020

My name is Veronica Milito and I am a doctoral candidate in the school psychology doctoral program at St. John’s University. I am writing to ask your assistance from members of your organization to participate in my research study, which focuses on the role of homework in clinical work with youth.

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.

Thank you so much for your time.

Request still active as of 3/19/2020

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Pete Gladstone, and I am a doctoral student of school psychology at the University of Denver. I am conducting a survey study that investigates school psychologists’ knowledge of, training in, and use o evidence-based self-determination interventions for students with disabilities.

This survey is only meant to be completed by school psychologists who are currently practicing at least two (2) days per week in middle and/or high schools. If you are a school psychologist currently practicing in middle/high schools, I would sincerely appreciate your participation in this survey https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Pfc0ufJesCnwFv. For the first 120 participants, a $1 donation will be made to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in your honor. Your response is extremely valuable, as it will help to guide the way that school psychologists are prepared to help students with disabilities achieve their postsecondary goals.

The survey is voluntary and confidential, and should take approximately six (6) minutes. The research conducted in this study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Denver (DU). There are no foreseeable significant risks to participating in this study.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the researcher, Pete Gladstone, at peter.gladstone@du.edu. Or, you may contact the dissertation chair, Devadrita Talapatra, Ph.D., at devadrita.talapatra@du.edu. If you have any questions about the IRB process at DU, please contact Ms. Mary Travis at mary.travis@du.edu.

Thank you for your time and dedication to school psychology!

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