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MiSPI Research Publications

Expediting the analysis of qualitative data in evaluation: A procedure for the Rapid Identification of Themes from Audio Recordings (RITA)

Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., VanDyke, E., & Kornbluh, M. (2014). Expediting the analysis of qualitative data in evaluation: A procedure for the Rapid Identification of Themes from Audio Recordings (RITA). American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 118-132. 

Small worlds or worlds apart? Using network theory to understand the research-practice gap

Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Lawlor, J.A., & Mills, K.J. (2015). Small worlds or worlds apart? Using network theory to understand the research-practice gap. Psychosocial Intervention, 24, 177-184. 

Brokering the research-practice gap: A typology

Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Kornbluh, M., Mills, K.J., & Lawlor J.A. (2015). Brokering the research-practice gap: A typology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56, 422-435.

What makes research useful for public school educators?

Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., Mills, K.J. & McAlindon K. (2018). What makes research useful for public school educators? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45, 432-446.

Making or buying evidence: Using transaction cost economics to understand decision-making in public school districts

Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J. & Lawlor J.A. (2018). Making or buying evidence: Using transaction cost economics to understand decision-making in public school districts. Evidence and Policy, 14, 707-724.

Multiple Audiences for Encouraging Research Use: Uncovering a Typology of Educators

Neal, J. W., Mills, K. J., McAlindon, K., Neal, Z. P., Lawlor, J. A. (2019). Multiple audiences for encouraging research use: Uncovering a typology of educators. Educational Administration Quarterly, 55, 154-181.

Just Google it: Measuring schools’ use of research evidence with internet search results

Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J. & McAlindon K. (2019). Just Google it: Measuring schools’ use of research evidence with internet search results. Evidence and Policy, 15, 103-123.

Approaches to measuring use of research evidence in K-12 settings: A systematic review

Lawlor, J. A., Mills, K. J., Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Wilson, C., McAlindon, K. (2019). Approaches to measuring use of research evidence in K-12 settings: A systematic review. Educational Research Review, 27, 218-228.

The BOND Framework: A Practical Application of Visual Communication Design and Marketing to Advance Evaluation Reporting

McAlindon, K., Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Mills, K. J., and Lawlor, J. (2019). The BOND Framework: A Practical Application of Visual Communication Design and Marketing to Advance Evaluation Reporting. American Journal of Evaluation, 40, 291-305.

What types of brokerage bridge the research-practice gap? The case of public school educators

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Mills, K. J., Lawlor, J. A., McAlindon, K. (2019). What types of brokerage bridge the research-practice gap? The case of public school educators. Social Networks, 59, 41-49.

What is research? Educators’ conceptions and alignment with U.S. federal policies

Mills, K. J., Lawlor, J. A., Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., McAlindon, K. (In Press). What is research? Educators' conceptions and alignment with U.S. federal policies. Evidence and Policy(Recipient of the 2019 Carol Weiss Best Article Prize)

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