The Special Education Research Accelerator (SERA) is a platform for conducting crowdsourced studies related to special education.
In the current project, we are developing, piloting, assessing, and refining the infrastructure and procedures of SERA. When fully developed, SERA will serve as a platform for organizing multiple research teams to collaboratively conduct high-quality, large-scale, and open replication studies with diverse samples in special education. This approach to crowdsourcing can be used to conduct direct replications (i.e., each research team conducting the exact same study) and conceptual replications (i.e., systematically varying study samples, outcomes, and intervention elements across research teams) using different research designs.
This research is supported by the Institute of Education Studies, U. S. Department of Education, through Grant R324U190001 to the University of Virginia.