Graduate Student Research Surveys


NASP’s Professional Ethics Principle IV.5. Contributing to the School Psychology Knowledge Base:

To improve services to children, families, and schools, and to promote the welfare of children, school psychologists are encouraged to contribute to the school psychology knowledge base by participating in, assisting in, or conducting and disseminating research.

My name is Sarah Scott, and I am a doctoral student in the Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology Department at Indiana State University. I am conducting a research project that aims to explore training and current practice of school psychologists who work with the early childhood population (children age 0-5).

This study consists of each participant completing a survey called the Early Childhood School Psychology Training and Practice Survey.  This survey consists of 21 questions that should take no more than 15 – 20 minutes to complete.  Questions asked in the survey will include information regarding training, current practice, and continuing education when working with the early childhood population.  Other demographic information such as highest degree and accreditation of program will be asked.

It is important that participants either currently work with young children or have worked with young children within the last 5 years of practice.  Those who do not fit these criteria will be thanked for their time and will exit the survey.

All survey data will be collected via Qualtrics.  All data that is collected will be anonymous and will only be available to authorized users.  All information will also be stored on a USB drive that will be password protected.

Participation in this study is voluntary. It will be the participant’s decision whether or not they want to participate.  Consent will be presented before the survey begins.  The survey will be open until enough participants have completed the survey.  I am seeking 250 participants for this study.

I thank you in advance for your assistance.  Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact

Ms. Sarah Scott, M.Ed.                                               Dr. Christine MacDonald
Principal Investigator                                                  Professor
Dept. of Communication Disorders                            Dept. of Communication Disorders Counseling, School, & Educational                                Counseling, School, & Educational Psychology                                                                     Psychology
226 University Hall                                                     304B University Hall
Indiana State University                                              Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809                                                Terre Haute, IN 47809
775-815-2390                                                             812-237-7787                     



If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Indiana State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) by mail at Indiana State University, Office of Sponsored Programs, Terre Haute, IN 47809, by phone at (812) 237-8217, or e-mail the IRB at You will be given the opportunity to discuss any questions about your rights as a research subject with a member of the IRB. The IRB is an independent committee composed of members of the University community, as well as lay members of the community not connected with ISU. This study (IRB Number: 939721-1) was approved by the IRB on September 10th, 2016.

Summary: My name is Alexandria Luxon and I am a second-year graduate student at Towson University. I am currently conducting my Master’s thesis on the topic of therapists’/graduate students’ knowledge of LGB issues. I am reaching out to you for assistance in distributing my study to as many people as possible. The survey lasts approximately 20-30 minutes and there is an opportunity, at the conclusion of the survey, to enter your name into a raffle drawing for a $100 gift card to

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