ERIC Number: ED196517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Black Beginnings: A Longitudinal, Videotaped Observational Study of the Rearing and Development of Infants in Black Families.
Carew, Jean V.
The main purpose of this paper is to delineate methods of data collection and coding currently being used in a longitudinal observational study of toddlers in 25 black families in Oakland, California. Data collection activities, accomplished through monthly three-hour visits to each home, focused on five types of data: (1) videotaped and eyewitness observations of children's behavior and interactions in their normal home environment; (2) child-focused interviews with mothers; (3) child assessments; (4) adult-focused interviews with parents; and (5) assessments of the physical environment as well as material and cultural resources of the home. Videotaping methods are emphasized and findings to date are discussed. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Development, Data Collection, Family Environment, Infant Behavior, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Observation, Research Methodology
In "Parenthood in a Changing Society" available from: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education, University of Illinois, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (Catalog No. 190, $5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.; Memphis State Univ., TN.
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Parenting, Memphis State University (Memphis, TN, September 27, 1979).