Designing and Conducting Literacy Intervention Research

Authored by: Donald D. Deshler , Michael F. Hock , Frances M. Ihle , Caroline A. Mark

Handbook of Reading Research

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780805853421
eBook ISBN: 9780203840412
Adobe ISBN: 9781136891427

10.4324/9780203840412.ch4

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Abstract

Increasingly, literacy intervention research is being used by policy makers and school leaders to inform decision-making, as well as by practitioners to influence how instruction is provided to improve student outcomes (Pressley, Graham, & Harris, 2006). As a result, intervention researchers must design interventions and conduct studies that are seen as credible by these various stakeholders. In short, interventions must lead to statistically and socially significant outcomes and it must be feasible to implement them within the prevailing constraints and complexities of school settings.

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