Set up the search system and conduct the search

The NCAEP team set up a system to conduct a systematic search of studies on behavioral, educational, clinical and developmental practices and service models conducted since 2012.

January-March 2017

Set up the system for initial screening

The NCAEP team created a system for screening the titles and abstracts of all articles returned from the initial search.

April-May 2017

Conducted initial screening

The NCAEP team screened all articles by title and abstract and full-text to eliminate any articles that are not relevant based on the goals of the systematic review.

June-September 2017

Set up the external review system

The NCAEP team created a web-based system to be accessed by a network of reviewers for full-text article reviews.

July-September 2017

Recruited and trained article reviewers

The NCAEP team reached out to other universities, research institutions, and beyond to recruit people who are qualified and willing to review full articles and trained qualified reviewers to examine the quality of research and report study outcomes for several types of research (single-case design, group design, etc).

October 2017-June 2018

Set up the search system for ongoing reviews

The NCAEP team set up a system that will allow our team to keep a running list of newly released articles relevant to the NCAEP search in order to conduct ongoing yearly reviews of the research.

October 2017-December 2018

Conduct quality reviews

The NCAEP team assigned reviewers to specific articles to complete the quality review process.

October 2017-August 2018

Synthesize data from article reviews

The NCAEP team collected the data from the initial screening and article reviews and combine with the data from previous NPDC reviews to determine the results of the current review.

September 2018-December 2019

Publish report

The team published a report that details the complete review process including the methods, results, and conclusions.

April 2020

Conduct initial screenings and article reviews for 2018-2020 publications

The team and network of reviewers will continue to conduct the title/abstract screenings and full-text article reviewers for studies released in 2018 for the annual research update.

Pending available funding