chapter  3
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Measurement in School Consultation Research

Measurement plays an important role in intervention research. It also takes many forms. Sometimes, it involves simple counting. For example, knowing the number of participants in a study is useful in evaluating the con$dence that can be placed in the results. More frequently, measurement in treatment research is complex. For example, assessing the $delity of intervention implementation or quantifying how much participants improved as a result of the treatment both require the operationalization and scaling of complex, multidimensional constructs.