ERIC Number: ED069353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Clustering and the Selection of a Representative Sample of Parent-Child Centers for a Study of the Impact of the National Program.
Carrier, Bruce; Holmes, Monica
Thirty-three Parent-Child Centers (PCCs) are grouped into five clusters according to thematic orientation of content or intent for parents' and children's programs in order to provide models which may be viewed as strata in selecting Centers as sampling points for Phase II of the national PCC evaluation--an in-depth study of project impact on low-income member families at the sample Centers. The rationale is presented for the choice of the particular Center to be studied within each cluster. Seven chapters make up the report, the first describing the techniques used to obtain the clusters. Chapters II through VI describe the five clusters identified, the implications for impact which might be expected as a function of each model, and the characteristics of the Center chosen to represent each particular model in Phase II. Chapter VII summarizes characteristics of PCCs selected as sampling points for the Phase II investigation of impact. Appendices are included on focus and leadership items, variables entered in preliminary clustering attempts, and additional data descriptive of the centers within each cluster. (LH)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Community Research, New York, NY.