Posted by: myautisticmuslimchild | January 3, 2011

Research

GARS-2 and GARS-3 are currently in process to be revised and your help is greatly appreciated. Please follow the links below. Your input can benefit  many others.
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Interested in Research for Pay?

If you would like to help, please go to my website:  http://www.jamesegilliam.net/JamesEGilliam.net/New_Research.html

Would you like to earn money for taking a survey about autism ? I am revising the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale: Second Edition (GARS-2) and I am collecting data on-line.  There are two parts to the survey.  Part One requests demographic information about the child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who will be rated, information about the rater (the educator, parent, or whoever does the rating), and information about the child’s family. No names or specific identifiers are asked for or recorded.  All information provided in this section will be treated confidentially.  Part Two is a checklist that the rater completes.  The checklist requires the rater to rate the child on 99 characteristic behaviors of children who have ASD.  Examples of the type of checklist items are:  “Has difficulty cooperating in a group,” “Flaps hands or fingers in front of face,” and “Doesn’t initiate conversations with peers or adults.”  The rater uses the following 0-3 scale to rate each item:
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(0) Not at all like the child,
(1) Not much like the child,
(2) Somewhat like the child,
(3) Very much like the child.
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The rating takes about 15 minutes to complete.
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The survey is not invasive, does not violate anyone’s confidentiality, the child does not need to be present, and you can complete the survey anywhere and any time you have access to the internet.  If you will complete the survey on one or more children, I will pay you $10 per child.  You may complete as many surveys as you like as long as you do them on different children who have ASD.  To take the survey click on the link below.  I am now at the next stage of the research involving studies of the reliability of the GARS-3. You will be happy to learn that the new survey is one-third shorter than the previous one. Again, you will be compensated $10 for each survey completed.  Please click on the link below to volunteer for this research. To participate in the Test-Retest or Interrater reliability studies, click on the following link.
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http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/438899/GARS-3-Reliability-Study
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