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Copies of these papers may be requested by contacting zpneal@msu.edu.


Neal, Z. P. and Neal, J. W. (In press). That’ll move the chains: Collecting network chain data. Social Networks. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.10.007

Mills, K. J., Lawlor, J. A., Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., & McAlindon, K. (In press). What is research? Educators’ conceptions and alignment with U.S. federal policies. Evidence and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426419X15468576296175

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Barrett, C. A., & Brutzman, B. (2020). Are principals’ social networks associated with interventions’ social validity? School Mental Health, 12, 812-825. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-020-09388-5

Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., & Piteo, A. (2020). Call me maybe: Using incentives and follow-ups to increase principals’ survey response rates. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 13, 784-793. https://doi.org/10.1080/19345747.2020.1772423

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z.P., Mills, K. J., Lawlor, J. A., & McAlindon, K. (2019). What types of brokerage bridge the research-practice gap? The case of public school educators. Social Networks, 59, 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.05.006

Lawlor, J. A., Mills, K. J., Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Wilson, C., & McAlindon, K. (2019). Approaches to measuring use of research evidence in K-12 settings: A systematic review. Educational Research Review, 27, 218-228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2019.04.002

McAlindon, K., Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Mills, K. J., & Lawlor, J. A. (2019) The BOND framework: A practical application of design and communication theories to advance evaluation reporting. American Journal of Evaluation, 40, 291-305. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214018771219

Neal, Z. P., Lawlor, J., Neal, J. W., Mills, K., & McAlindon, K. (2019). Just google it: Measuring schools’ use of research evidence with internet search results. Evidence and Policy, 15, 103-123. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426418X15172392413087

Neal, J. W. & Neal, Z. P. (2019). Implementation capital: merging frameworks of implementation outcomes and social capital to support the use of evidence-based practices. Implementation Science, 14, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-019-0860-z

Neal, J. W., Mills, K. J., McAlindon, K., Neal, Z. P., & Lawlor, J. A. (2019). Multiple audiences for encouraging research use: Uncovering a typology of educators.  Educational Administration Quarterly, 55, 154-181. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013161X18785867

Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Mills, K. J., & Lawlor, J. A. (2018). Making or buying evidence: Using transaction cost economics to understand decision-making in public school districts. Evidence and Policy, 14, 707-724. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426416X14778277473701

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Lawlor, J. A., Mills, K. J., & McAlindon, K. (2018). What makes research useful for public school educators? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45, 432-446. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-017-0834-x

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., Kornbluh, M., Mills, K., & Lawlor, J. (2015). Brokering the research-practice gap: A typology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56, 422-435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10464-015-9745-8

Neal, Z. P., Neal, J. W., Lawlor, J., & Mills, K. (2015). Small worlds or worlds apart? Using network theory to understand the research-practice gap. Psychosocial Interventions, 24, 177-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psi.2015.07.006

Neal, J. W., Neal, Z. P., VanDyke, E., & Kornbluh, M. (2015). Expediting the analysis of qualitative data in evaluation: A procedure for the rapid identification of themes from audio recordings (RITA). American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 118 – 132. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214014536601


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