2. The Importance of Evidence

  1. Julia M. Carroll1,
  2. Claudine Bowyer-Crane2,
  3. Fiona J. Duff3,
  4. Charles Hulme3 and
  5. Margaret J. Snowling3

Published Online: 14 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470977460.ch2

Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years

Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years

How to Cite

Carroll, J. M., Bowyer-Crane, C., Duff, F. J., Hulme, C. and Snowling, M. J. (2011) The Importance of Evidence, in Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470977460.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Warwick, UK

  2. 2

    Sheffield Hallam University, UK

  3. 3

    University of York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711866

Online ISBN: 9780470977460

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Keywords:

  • The Importance of Evidence;
  • Randomised Controlled Trials;
  • Alternatives to RCTs;
  • Case-control studies;
  • phonological awareness;
  • ‘virtuous circle’;
  • ‘regression to the mean’;
  • ‘running record’;
  • ‘treatment non-responders’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How can We Evaluate the Effectiveness of Teaching Methods?

  • Randomised Controlled Trials

  • Alternatives to RCTs

  • Evidence from Randomised Trials for the Effectiveness of Different Interventions for Reading Problems in Children

  • A Way Forward? Early Intervention at the Foundation of Literacy Skills

  • Summing up: The Effects of Reading and Language Interventions for Poor Readers