Research Requests

In support of transferring research into best practices, ASPP is offering a service to both researchers and practitioners. 
For researchers, we invite you to post the information about your project and how school psychologists in PA may be able to assist in your study. In order for us to do this we need to gather information from you. Please submit a description of your study, your IRB approval, and any other supporting documents. We will post your information on the this page as well as our Facebook Page along with any appropriate links. After each quarterly review of applicants, we email our members if your study is approved.
Please review the Research Opportunities policies and procedures before requesting a posting.
To request a posting on the research opportunities page, contact the website committee through the Contact Us page.
 For our members, please make sure to check out the current research opportunities and help support the advancement of our field!

Current Research Requests 

The ASPP Executive Board is pleased to announce one research opportunity for the review period of May – August 2023. The Research Subcommittee has reviewed this research opportunity and believes it is of considerable merit. We, therefore, endorse it for our members to individually consider. What follows is a brief synopsis of these studies and how ASPP members can participate. 

 Study #1 
Project Title:Examining School Psychologists' Decision Making and Subsequent Recommendations for Students with a Prior Early Childhood Diagnosis of Malignant Brain Tumor 
Dear School Psychologist,  
We writing to ask for your participation in the dissertation research study below. The study is approved by the University of Florida’s Institutional Review Board (# IRB202201439). 
Given the limited amount of current literature specific to the field of school psychology concerning chronic health conditions; the purpose of this dissertation study is to better understand school psychologists’ decision-making for students who previously received medical treatment due to a chronic medical diagnosis of a pediatric brain tumor.  
If you choose to participate, you will be asked to review a vignette describing hypothetical student evaluation data. Please consider spending approximately 20 minutes to complete the study. Your participation will be anonymous.  
Each 10th participant will earn a $20.00 gift card. 
To learn more about and access the study, please enter the following link into your web browser: 
Thank you, 
Mary Elizabeth Moody, M.Ed.                                    
Doctoral Candidate                                                                       
Dr. Tina Smith Bonahue 
Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Committee Chair                     
Dr. Kathrin Maki  
Dissertation Committee Co-Chair 
School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies 
PO Box 117050 
University of Florida 
Gainesville, FL 32611 



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