publication . Article . 2006

introduction rethinking child care research

Douglas J. Besharov; Jeffrey S. Morrow;
  • Published: 11 Sep 2006 Journal: Evaluation Review, volume 30, pages 539-555 (issn: 0193-841X, eissn: 1552-3926, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
This introduction summarizes the articles in this collection. It describes how the articles address one or more of the key elements of the child care research model: (a) selecting and measuring the independent variablesto determine the characteristics (“qualities”) of the child care environment (and, in some studies, the characteristics of parents and family), (b) selecting and measuring the dependent variablesto determine the child's physical and developmental status after a period of time in a particular child care arrangement (usually a school year) compared with that of children in other arrangements (or simply the same child before spending time in the arra...
free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Social Sciences, Educational measurement, Social environment, Developmental psychology, Child care, Program evaluation, Psychology, Variables, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Child development, Randomized experiment
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