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In this article, the authors hope to shift the debate in the practice disciplines concerning quality in qualitative research from a preoccupation with epistemic criteria toward consideration of aesthetic and rhetorical concerns. They see epistemic criteria as inevitably including aesthetic and rhetorical concerns. The authors argue here for a reconceptualization of the research report as a literary technology that mediates between researcher/writer and reviewer/reader.
This Pew Research Center analysis of government time-use data looks at not only how much time parents spend on various activities, but how they feel while doing those activities. It shows that parents find caring for their children to be much more exhausting than their paid work, but also find more meaning in the time they spend with their kids.
You've seen research about dance, but have you seen dance used to explain research concepts?
The British Psychological Society has created a "Dancing Statistics" video series, which uses dance choreography to demonstrate statistical concepts. This particular video gives a dance-based explanation of correlation.
This brief by the Urban Institute and First Focus examines unemployment from a child's perspective. It includes a review of policies affecting the safety net for children of the unemployed. It is part of a series of issue briefs examining the impact of the recession on children.
In Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families, Child Trends examines the special circumstances characterizing the lives of children under age six in military families. Based on that research, researchers offer five reasons that young children in military families might be at risk.
This infographic of Mathematica Policy Research describes the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development of children who take part in the Head Start program. A fact sheet is also available on the Mathematica website.
Interested in programs for children or youth? Discover What Works, a database of more than 600 programs that have undergone random-assignment evaluation to find out what works, and what doesn't, in out-of-school-time programs. You can search by age, race, program type or setting, targeted outcome(s), and more.
The National Center for Family and Marriage Research released the executive report and summary of the Fathers & Fathering in Contemporary Contexts research conference held in 2012. Find information about resident and non-resident fathers, co-parenting, father involvement, policy, and more.
This issue of the University of Minnesota Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium Children's Mental Health eReview examines the needs of children with incarcerated parents. These children are often overlooked in our schools, clinics, and social service settings. As noted in many ways throughout the article, this is not a homogeneous group. The experiences of these children are varied and changing. Responding to their needs will require attention to their unique life circumstances.
This paper presents findings from an ongoing systematic review of research on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention programs, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help support evidence-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention. A total of 88 studies met the review criteria for study quality and were included in the analysis.