National Center for the
Dissemination of Disability Research

Webcast 26
Disability Research Design Issues and Strategies:
A Conversation with Researchers

May 26, 2010 (2 pm CDT / 3 pm EDT)

About the Webcast

The NCDDR hosted a webcast on May 26th, 2010 for NIDRR grantees and other individuals interested in disability and rehabilitation research study methodology and design. Researchers invited to lead the discussion include Dr. Thomas Cook (Northwestern University), Dr. Jeff Valentine (University of Louisville) and Dr. James Bellini (Syracuse University).

The session addressed a broad range of topics dealing with disability and rehabilitation research methodology and quality. Presenters will also address questions from participants in areas of: current methods used to establish evidence, challenges in disability research designs, and strategies to maximize rigor and relevance to consumer needs. The webcast is sponsored by the NCDDR's Community of Practice on Research Quality.

About the Presenters

Thomas D. Cook, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Psychology, Education and Social Policy and the Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair in Ethics and Justice, Northwestern University. Read more about Dr. Cook

Jeffrey C. Valentine, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville. Read more about Dr. Valentine

James Bellini, PhD, CRC, Professor, Syracuse University, School of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Studies.
Read more about Dr. Bellini

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This webcast is supported through the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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