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Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
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Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

Villasanti Hugo Gonzalez, Justice Laura M., Chaparro-Moreno Leydi Johana, Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., 25 November, 2020
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The present study explored whether a tool for automatic detection and recognition of interactions and child-directed speech (CDS) in preschool classrooms could be developed, validated, and applied to non-coded video recordings representing children’…
Tang Yang, Cook Thomas D., Kisbu-Sakarya Yasemin, Hock Heinrich, Chiang Hanley, 2017
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Relative to the randomized controlled trial (RCT), the basic regression discontinuity (RD) design suffers from lower statistical power and lesser ability to generalize causal estimates away from the treatment eligibility cutoff. This chapter seeks…
Roberts-Holmes Guy, Bradbury Alice, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
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In this paper we attempt to critically 'make visible the flow and circulation of data' through analyzing the datafication of the early years education sector in England (children aged 2-5). The concept of datafication is used to understand the…
Grimm Kevin J., Liu Yu, 2016
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Growth models allow for the study of within-person change and between-person differences in within-person change. Typically, these models are applied to continuous variables where the residuals are assumed to be normally distributed. With normally…
Page Lindsay C., Feller Avi, Grindal Todd, Miratrix Luke W., Somers Marie-Andree, December, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly, researchers are interested in questions regarding treatment-effect variation across partially or fully latent subgroups defined not by pretreatment characteristics but by post-randomization actions. One promising approach to address…
Peck Laura, December, 2015
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Several analytic strategies exist for opening up the "black box" to reveal more about what drives policy and program impacts. This article focuses on one of these strategies: the Analysis of Symmetrically-Predicted Endogenous Subgroups (ASPES).…
Keele Luke, Tingley Dustin H., Yamamoto Teppei, Fall 2015
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This paper examines a statistical framework for the analysis of causal mechanisms, often referred to as causal mediation analysis. Data is analyzed from two policy interventions, the Perry Preschool project and the Job Search Intervention Study (…
Leow Christine S., Wen Xiaoli, Korfmacher Jon, January, 2015
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Peer Reviewed
This article compares regression modeling and propensity score analysis as different types of statistical techniques used in addressing selection bias when estimating the impact of two-year versus one-year Head Start on children's school readiness.…
Nijenhuis Jan te, Jongeneel-Grimen Birthe, Kirkegaard Emil O.W., September-October 2014
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Headstart studies of compensatory education tend to show impressive gains on IQ scores for children from low-quality environments. However, are these gains on the g factor of intelligence? We report a meta-analysis of the correlation between…
Penn Helen, April, 2014
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National policies on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECEC) are usually evaluated by commentators in terms of their own history and context. However, the recent OECD family database offers comparative tables on a range of ECEC policies, and…
Bell Stephen, Peck Laura, September, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
To answer "what works?" questions about policy interventions based on an experimental design, Peck (2003) proposes to use baseline characteristics to symmetrically divide treatment and control group members into subgroups defined by endogenously…
Zhang Xiuyuan, McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Gadsden Vivian L., August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiscale criterion-referenced test that featured two presumably equivalent forms (A and B), was administered to 1,667 Head Start children at each of four points over an academic year. Using a randomly equivalent groups design, three equating…
Willoughby Michael T., Kupersmidt Janis, Voegler-Lee Mary Ellen, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A reanalysis of data using an alternative analytic approach--a fixed effects regression analysis--to examine the relationship between preschool executive function and children's academic achievement, based on data from 794 preschool children,…
Li Spencer D., June, 2011
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Mediation analysis in child and adolescent development research is possible using large secondary data sets. This article provides an overview of two statistical methods commonly used to test mediated effects in secondary analysis: multiple…