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Research

Research in school psychology is defined broadly as any data collected systematically that may be applied to benefit individuals primarily from birth through age 18 years. Recently, however, there has been an impetus for school psychologists to study and conduct research on issues pertaining to individuals across the life span, because learning is believed to continue indefinitely. Although research in school psychology is usually conducted in schools or other educational settings (e.g., residential facilities for individuals with disabilities, therapeutic nurseries), there is no particular limitation imposed on where data may be collected. Similarly, there is no limitation placed on who may collect the data (e.g., academicians, practitioners, graduate students, or paraprofessionals). The participants in research studies may include young children, college students, individuals with ...

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