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This review examines ethnicity reporting in three autism-related journals (Autism, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders) over a 6-year period. A comprehensive multistep search of articles is used to identify ethnicity as a demographic variable in these three journals. Articles that identified research participants' ethnicity were further analyzed to determine the impact of ethnicity as a demographic variable on findings of each study. The results indicate that ethnicity has not been adequately reported in these three autism-related journals, even though previous recommendations have been made to improve inadequacies of descriptive information of research participants in autism research. Implications for the field of autism spectrum disorders are discussed in addition to further recommendations for future research.

Citation

Pierce, N., O’Reilly, M., Sorrells, A., Fragale, C., White, P., Aguilar, J., & Cole, H. (2014). Ethnicity reporting practices for empirical research in three autism-related journals. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 1507–1509.


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Published Date

2014

Topic

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

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Researcher