Consortium for the Advancement of Special Education Research (CASPER)


Mission statement

CASPER’s mission is to advance open science in special education and related fields by (a) conducting meta-research, (b) providing recommendations and resources, and (c) conducting and disseminating open research.

 

Open Science


  • Why is Open Science Needed?
    • Less than 1% of articles published in special education journals are replication studies   -- Lemons et al., 2016; Makel et al. (2016)
    • 4% of intervention studies in special education and related fields reported solely null findings – Kittelman et al., 2018; Therrien and Cook (2018)
    • Published single-case design studies examining pivotal response theory for individuals with autism reported 22% larger effects than unpublished studies – Sham and Smith (2014)
    • 4-15% of single-case design researchers reported they would drop one or two cases with small effects from a study before submitting it for publication – Shadish, Zelinsky, Vevea, and Kratochwill, 2016

CASPER Members


Bryan Cook, co-director

University of Virginia

Bryan Cook, co-director

William Therrien, co-director

University of Virginia

William Therrien, co-director

Michael Coyne

University of Connecticut

Michael Coyne

Nicholas Gage

University of Florida

Nicholas Gage

Erica Lembke

University of Missouri

Erica Lembke

Christopher J. Lemons

Vanderbilt University

Christopher J. Lemons

Daniel M. Maggin

University of Illinois at Chicago

Daniel M. Maggin

Jason C. Travers

University of Kansas

Jason C. Travers