ERIC Number: ED178201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Mother-Infant Studies: Subject Refusals and Sampling Bias.
Freese, Margaret P.; And Others
Do sampling biases introduced in studies requiring a large amount of time make those samples less representative than the samples in studies requiring less subject involvement? This question was explored in the context of mother-infant interaction studies by comparing maternal attitudes of two groups of primiparous mothers: 20 mothers who participated with their infants in 36 hours of observation and testing, and 17 mothers who refused to participate in that study but did spend 30 minutes completing a questionnaire. All subjects were white women between the ages of 17 and 29 from middle and lower middle class families. All subjects completed the Pregnancy Research Inventory (PRI), a measure of maternal attitudes, at the end of the eighth month of pregnancy. There were no significant differences between the two groups on any PRI scale. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
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