The Communication Research Registry supports many different types of research, including:
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1. Surveys / questionnaires. For example:
- A researcher may ask family members of people with a communication difficulty to fill out a survey. The survey, for example, may be about their satisfaction with health care services for people with communication difficulties,
- A researcher may ask a person who has received speech pathology services to complete a questionnaire about how they benefited from the therapy.
2. Interviews. For example:
- A researcher may interview parents of children with a communication difficulty about their satisfaction with speech pathology services. The researcher, for example, may ask what parts of the therapy helped and what didn't help.
- A researcher may interview people with a communication difficulty to gain insight into what it is like living with a communication difficulty.
3. Therapy trials. For example:
- A researcher may have developed a new therapy program and they want to find out if it is effective,
- A researcher may want to compare two different types of therapy to see which therapy is more effective.
4. Research that looks at changes over time. For example:
- A researcher may want to examine communication development in children from two to four years of age
- A researcher may want to track changes in communication in people with Parkinson's Disease over a ten year period.
- A researcher may want to look at changes in communication in people with Primary Progressive Aphasia.