What is POPARD APPLIED RESEARCH and how can I get involved?
Applied research is scientific study that seeks to solve practical problems in real-world settings. POPARD consultants are encouraged to develop research projects that will support innovative practices and contribute to knowledge about best practices in supporting students with ASD in the school-system.
Projects reflect two POPARD goals:
- To empower school teams across the province of BC in supporting students with ASD. Through building local capacity, increase the success of students with ASD in the school system.
- To expand research opportunities and partnerships.
POPARD consultants collaborate with staff in school districts and other institutions across BC. Some projects are single-case studies (evaluating the effect of an intervention on a single student); other projects involve small groups of students, and others, focus on staff and the support they receive from POPARD.
Individuals who are interested in exploring a practice and conducting a research project are encouraged to discuss this with their POPARD consultant, or to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.