Challenges and Solutions to Conducting Intensive Studies in Early Care and Education Settings

Challenges and Solutions to Conducting Intensive Studies in Early Care and Education Settings

OPRE Brief 2020-96
Published: Aug 29, 2020
Publisher: Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, US. Department of Health and Human Services
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Associated Project

Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education

Time frame: 2014-2022

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project recruited and collected data from ECE centers as part of a five-year measures development project. This brief presents lessons learned from the ECE-ICHQ project that could prove useful in addressing challenges when conducting qualitative research, cost analysis, and self-reported data collection with staff in center-based settings.

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