Replication Studies

SERA research will be as open and transparent as feasible; we will aim to pre-register, share data, and provide open access to our work whenever possible.

SERA Pilot Study: Science Instruction for Students with ASD

The purpose of this study is to conceptually replicate the findings of the Scruggs, Mastropieri, and Sullivan (1994) study with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study evaluates the effectiveness of elaborative interrogation as a means of promoting relational thinking. Student outcomes are compared across three conditions: experimenter-provided explanation, student-generated explanation, and a control. The goal of the replication study is to examine whether findings of Scruggs and colleagues replicate with students with ASD, which will provide important information regarding how this population acquires and applies information.

This study is currently in progress. Only research partners who are participating in this study will be able to access study resources and materials until the study is complete.