Volume 13, Issue 3 (1984)
A Reaction to "A National Survey on Students' and Practitioners' Perceptions of Training"
Daniel J. Reschly, Judy Genschaft
My first reaction is not specific to this survey, but applicable to nearly every survey ever completed in school psychology. Although these authors have done a better job than most,this survey, like so many others, is based upon a very limited sample that may or may not be typical of school psychologists in general. As noted by the authors, the response rate for both students and practitioners was about 30%. Moreover, the practitioner sample was restricted to NASP members, which may be the single most representative group of the population of school psychologists; however,slightly less than half of all school psychologists are members of NASP. Even though these authors are fairly conservative in their interpretations of the results, we should keepin mind the question, “What does 30% of less than half represent of the population of interest?”
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