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Keck Wolfgang, Saraceno Chiara, December, 2011
Methods
A discussion of methodological and conceptual challenges to the collection of data for making cross-national comparisons of child care arrangements in the European Union
Ebbeck Marjory, Chan Yvonne Yoke Yin, Yim Hoi Yin Bonnie, December, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A survey of teachers' comprehension of the term practitioner inquiry research, as well as potential challenges to and available supportive resources to facilitate its implementation, based on a survey of 100 practicing early childhood teachers in…
Snyder Patricia A., November, 2011
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of developments related to conducting randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in authentic preschool settings that include young children with disabilities, with illustrations from Strain and Bovey's 2011 RCT of the Learning Experiences…
Baker Michael, November, 2011
Other
Peer Reviewed
A categorization of research results on the outcomes of targeted versus universal preschool provision and a critique of the use of data from targeted preschool interventions in policy arguments for universal preschool interventions in Canada
Keck Wolfgang, Saraceno Chiara, November, 2011
Methods
A discussion of methodological and conceptual challenges to the collection of data for making cross-national comparisons of child care arrangements in the European Union
Ceglowski Deborah A., Bacigalupa Chiara, Peck Emery, October, 2011
Other
Peer Reviewed
In this manuscript, we examine three layers of censorship related to the publication of qualitative research studies: (a) the global level of federal legislation and the definition of the "gold standard" of educational research, (b) the decline in…
Cammisa Maria, Montrone Rosa, Caroli Margherita, October, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study is to develop and test a method to perform focus groups (FGs) and to elicit the subjective views of preschool-age children on physical activity and perceived kindergarten barriers to practice it. FGs have been held in three…
Lambert Helen, Norden Oliver, McGinigal Stephen, Brind Richard, Garnett Erica, Oseman Daniel, September, 2011
Other
Methods used in a study of child care and early education provider characteristics in England by provider type, including characteristics related to children served, provider income, and staff size, wages, recruitment, qualifications, and training
TNS-BMRB (Firm), September, 2011
Other
Survey materials from a study of child care and early education provider characteristics in England by provider type, including characteristics related to children served, provider income, and staff size, wages, recruitment, qualifications, and…
First Things First External Evaluation University Consortium and Leadership Team, 01 July, 2011
Other
An overview of the design, sampling, data collection status, and strategies for analysis of the Longitudinal Child Study of Arizona, a longitudinal matched comparison study of the development of a representative sample of Arizona children
Massachusetts. Department of Early Education and Care, Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), 24 June, 2011
Other
This project is for the initial analysis and preliminary design of the ECIS. This project aimed to increase EEC's capacity to understand child, parent, and educator outcomes and indicators for well-being. The ECIS project also aimed to increase and…
West Jerry, Tarullo Louisa B., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Carlson Barbara Lepidus, June, 2011
Other
An overview of the study design of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2009 (FACES 2009)
Li Spencer D., June, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 15 May, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This document provides an overview of the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Survey design project, which was created to consider the unique characteristics of MSHS programs and families when designing the survey. The Design Team will work closely…

O'Brien Robert W., Barrueco Sandra, Lopez Michael, D'Elio Mary Ann, 13 May, 2011
Methods
A discussion of options and suggestions for the design of an ongoing survey of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs, staff, families, and children, including considerations for sampling, site outreach, instrumentation, data collection, and data…