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Research on Consultation
Research on consultation

Erchul and Sheridan (2008) noted that the state of scientific research in school consultation is “promising but underdeveloped at present” (p. 3). The same is true for all types of consultation in all settings. There is clearly a large gap between research in consultation and its practice. Irrespective of the limited quality research on consultation, it is effective in terms of outcomes much of the time (Erchul & Sheridan, 2008). The bottom line, however, is that consultation practice has far outpaced the research base of consultation itself.

Consultation research is less than 50 years old, and its sophistication is increasing (Dougherty, 2009b). Reviews of literature regarding consultation (Armenakis & Burdg, 1988; Meade, Hamilton, & Yuen, 1982; Sheridan, Welch, & Orme, 1996) ...

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