ERIC Number: ED091056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
A Statement and Working Paper on Longitudinal/Intervention Research.
Grotberg, Edith; Searcy, Ellen
This paper on longitudinal/intervention research is divided into a discussion of the problems of this strategy and a working paper. Many of the problems are practical ones, concerning the uncertain trends of funding and the drifting of goals and priorities; all of the methodological problems and inadequacies of longitudinal research and intervention evaluation are considered, as well as some new and unique problems. These include (1) variation in schedules of intervention (periodic or continuous), (2) same intervention over time or different sequences, (3) comprehensive or specific intervention, (4) latent effects of programs, (5) problems in determining predictors of performance and in identifying the precursors of present performance, and (6) the interpretation of changes over time after termination of intervention. The second part of this document is a working paper prepared from interviews with agencies belonging to the Interagency Panel. The content of the interviews emphasizes the choice of research strategies and methods of implementing cooperative programs of longitudinal/intervention research. Results are discussed in general terms, although responses of individual agencies are reported in an appendix. (DP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.