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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Arnold David H., Dobbs-Oates Jennifer, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Teacher rating scales are an efficient, practical way to gather information on children's behaviour problems in school. Previous research has reported on agreement between parents' and teachers' reports, but less attention has been paid to inter-…
Gullo Dominic F., November, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, data-driven decision making has become one of the central foci in schools in their attempt to attain and maintain adequate levels of student academic performance. The importance of early childhood education…
Nordahl-Hansen Anders, Kaale Anett, Ulvund Stein Erik, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent reports such as MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) have been suggested as a measure of language in young children with autism since this group often score below base levels of direct tests. However, questions have…
Pyle Angela, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Embracing the new sociology of childhood, this paper describes a participatory research method built on a belief in the competency of young children. The paper begins with a critical review of the photo elicitation literature exploring the varied…
Harvey Elizabeth, Fischer Candice, Friedman-Weieneth Julie L., Hurwitz Sara D., Sayer Aline, Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study examined predictors of discrepancies between mothers', fathers', and teachers' ratings of 3-year-old children's hyperactivity, attention problems, and aggression. Participants were families of 196 3-year-old children who took part…
Skrzypiec Grace, Harvey-Murray Rosalind, Krieg Susan, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The intent of this report is to examine the use of the PhotoStory method as a qualitative component of the KidsMatter Early Childhood (KMEC) mixed-method evaluation. One hundred family and staff photographers, at 10 early childhood education and…
Datta A. Rupa, September, 2013
Other
A key lesson from the Design Study of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (hereafter, the "Design Study") is that child care survey data and analyses can be improved by stepping away from terminology which may have unclear or multiple…
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…
Christensen Andre Schultz, Ladenburg Jacob, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Web surveys are becoming an indispensable tool for quantitative researchers, and online survey panels have proliferated in recent years. However, little research has addressed the challenges of using online panels, namely the potential effects of…
Castle Kathryn, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this descriptive study was to show the extent to which early childhood teacher educators are informed about, engage in, teach about, value, and collaborate with others in teacher research. Teacher research was defined as research (…
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, Summer 2013
Other
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study [United States] (ECLS-K) uses many instruments to collect data. This document provides a complete list of the ECLS-K instruments indexed in the Research Connections' database. Every instrument is hyperlinked to…
Johnson Anna D., Herbst Chris M., June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, research examining determinants and consequences of the means-tested child care subsidy program (the Child Care and Development Fund [CCDF]) has grown dramatically. To measure subsidy utilization, existing studies typically rely on…
Tout Kathryn, Martinez-Beck Ivelisse, King Carlise, Friese Sarah, Paterson Kathleen E., Fisher-Dahms Cecelia, Neville-Morgan Sarah, 20 March, 2013
Multimedia
This webinar begins with an introduction to the data tools developed by INQUIRE. The tools include a comprehensive data matrix, a data dictionary, and examples of linking data with key policy questions. Each tool is described briefly with…
Tout Kathryn, Martinez-Beck Ivelisse, King Carlise, Friese Sarah, Paterson Kathleen E., Fisher-Dahms Cecelia, Neville-Morgan Sarah, 20 March, 2013
Other
Powerpoint slides from a webinar that begins with an introduction to the data tools developed by INQUIRE. The tools include a comprehensive data matrix, a data dictionary, and examples of linking data with key policy questions. Each tool is…