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EDL 650 Systemic Evaluation of School Improvement

PsycInfo Library Database


PsycINFO is a comprehensive and authoritative resource for locating scholarly research findings in counseling, educational psychology and related fields. Graduate students in counseling should consult PsycINFO for research articles. . 

PsycINFO Database Tips: How do I know if an article is peer-reviewed and Quantitative or Qualitative research? 

Use the following Search Options to narrow your search:

  • Publication Type :  Peer Reviewed Journals   
  • Methodology: : Qualitative Study or Quantitative Study 
  • Refine to Last 10 Years 


Sample Topic : Cultural Sensitive Leadership 
Sample Research Question :  
PychInfo  Thesaurus Terms  KEYWORD: Cultural Sensitivity  KEYWORD:
School leadership
KEYWORD: Leadership styles 

Thesaurus Term 

Cultural Sensitivity 

Awareness and appreciation of the values, norms, and beliefs unique to a particular cultural, minority, ethnic, or racial group.

School Administrators 
Transformational Leadership
A style of leadership that motivates and transforms followers to transcend their self-interests and personal goals to work for a common goal.
Thesaurus Term 
Sensitivity Training 
Group training that focuses on interpersonal relations within the group and enhancement of self-confidence, self-perception, behavioral skills, and role flexibility.


Sample Search in PsycInfo

Narrow Search to Qualitative or Quantitative

Step 1. Make sure you are in PsycINFO

Step 2.  In Search Options (below the search boxes) CHOOSE Publication Type : Peer Reviewed Journal 

Step 3. In Search Options (below the search boxes) CHOOSE Methodology  CHOOSE Qualitative Study or Quantitative Study