ERIC Number: ED172932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Home-Based Programs: Nightmare or Dream of the Future.
This essay discusses methodological and ethical problems in the implementation and evaluation of home-based intervention programs for young children and their families. Part I notes the difficulties in (1) selecting an appropriate research design to evaluate a program (e.g., preventing sample bias), (2) specifying precisely the intervention method (e.g., insuring uniformity of treatment), (3) making decisions concerning which program effects to measure, (4) implementing the program in new settings (e.g., maintaining quality control) and (5) delivering the program in an ethically acceptable manner (e.g., avoiding subtle coercion in obtaining the consent of the target population). Part II briefly outlines recommended procedures to avoid the problems discussed in Part I. (BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Family Service Association of Nassau County, Inc., Mineola, NY.; State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.
Identifiers: Verbal Interaction Project
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (San Francisco, California, March 15-18, 1979)