Data Recycling: Using Existing Databases to Increase Research Capacity in Speech-Language Development and Disorders Purpose This clinical forum was organized to provide a means for informing the research and clinical communities of one mechanism through which research capacity might be enhanced within the field of speech-language pathology. Specifically, forum authors describe the process of conducting secondary analyses of extant databases to answer questions of ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   January 01, 2010
Data Recycling: Using Existing Databases to Increase Research Capacity in Speech-Language Development and Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Laura M. Justice
    The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Allison Breit-Smith
    University of Cincinnati, OH
  • Margaret Rogers
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Contact author: Laura M. Justice, The Ohio State University, Teaching and Learning, 1945 North High, Arps Hall, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail: Justice.57@osu.edu.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / School-Based Settings / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum   |   January 01, 2010
Data Recycling: Using Existing Databases to Increase Research Capacity in Speech-Language Development and Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2010, Vol. 41, 39-43. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/09-0027)
History: Received April 10, 2009 , Accepted April 18, 2009
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2010, Vol. 41, 39-43. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/09-0027)
History: Received April 10, 2009; Accepted April 18, 2009
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Purpose This clinical forum was organized to provide a means for informing the research and clinical communities of one mechanism through which research capacity might be enhanced within the field of speech-language pathology. Specifically, forum authors describe the process of conducting secondary analyses of extant databases to answer questions of relevance to speech and language development and disorders.

Method This prologue defines the concept of secondary analysis of databases and provides an overview of each of the articles that make up the forum.

Conclusion Researchers invested in addressing basic and applied problems of relevance to speech and language services in schools can make use of a variety of extant databases to increase research capacity.

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