You may be pleasantly surprised to find how lucrative a practice may become when your strongest motivation is a desire to serve competently, timely, and with a clear conscience. The lawyer, like the doctor, has a general obligation...
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2005, p. 11). So, in conducting this type of study, one of the first things that researchers need to understand is that, “ethnography is not one research approach, but is a qualitative research paradigm that encompasses a...
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This research utilized a descriptive case study. The intent of the research was not to provide results that are generalizable to all educational settings, rather it is to provide...
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Teacher Knowledge and Implementation, Fechtelkotter (2010) Response-To-Intervention in Schools: A Survey of Current Practices and Teacher Perceptions in Two States, and guided questions provided in...
CHAPTER FOUR: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
The hypothesis, that a distinct pattern of impurities present in illicit methamphetamine specimens could be characterized by GC/MS, was supported during this research, despite...
2010. Of the total number of surveys collected, 212 were rejected for incompleteness or
respondents did not meet the residency or age requirements discussed; 973 were deemed
Data analysis methodology.
Evaluation of Fit section (Hoyle, 1995). SEM consists of several steps including model
specification, estimation, evaluation of model fit, model modification and interpretation
In the specification step, a...
direct and indirect effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable comprises
the total effect between the variables (Hoyle, 1995).
Identification is an important consideration in model specification. In essence,
implied covariance matrix and the observed matrix are used to calculate the residual
matrix. The smaller the residual matrix, the better the model estimation, thus iteration
continues until the residual matrix is minimized (Hoyle, 1995). This...
RTI has been a nationwide initiative, because “to meet the needs of all students, the
educational system must use its collective resources to intervene early and provide appropriate
interventions and supports to prevent...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect medicine." It was 50 yards down the hill, so Dad started his arms swinging like a windmill at the top of the hill. By the time he got to the bottom, going about 50 mph at his own estimate, he hit the kid like a...
As participants were taking each test, the researcher observed and kept notes of the administration of the tests, students’ actions, the format of the tests, and some similarities and differences between the tests and...
Tables 7 and 8 represent the frequency and descriptive analyses, respectively, for
Section F: Information Sources. Table 7 indicates whether or not the respondents had
heard about Austria from the given source while Table 8 shows whether or not...
variable. The data were evaluated for assumptions of SEM: normality, linearity,
multicollinearity and singularity, and adequacy of covariances.
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Results derived within larger...
evidenced in Table 10. EQS also provided information on multivariate normality.
Histograms were not normally distributed for the variables. The normalized estimate of
41.35 indicated that the variables were not normally distributed. A scaling...
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Mean Response to Student Outcome Statements 3 and 12
Mean Response Out of 6.0
#3 RTI has resulted in a proactive system that better meets the needs of all students.
#12 RTI has...
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Mandates, like NCLB (2002) and IDEIA (2004), include high expectations for student proficiency, quality instruction, and research-based strategies which address achievement...
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SEM Data Analysis
Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to examine the hypothesized
relationships among the constructs in the study. The hypothesized models were...
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The researcher has several recommendations for future studies. It is recommended that continued research evaluates the effects of professional development on the implementation of RTI...