ERIC Number: ED474739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Gathering Data for Connecticut Towns: A Primer, Volume 1. Birth to 8 Years.
Cooke, Michelle Beaulieu; Canny, Priscilla F.; Oliveira, Peg
This guide for Connecticut policymakers and advocacy groups provides instructions for conducting a community assessment--gathering and analyzing data on child well-being, using social indicators. The guide first details the steps for a community assessment: create goals and objectives, identify outcomes and indicators, develop a plan, find resources, collect data, analyze data, and release the data. The guide next defines indicators as they are used in a community assessment, and lists the most commonly used indicators in the areas of demography, economic security, health, early care and education, and safety. The guide then defines each specific indicator, describes how it is measured, and lists World Wide Web sites to find existing data on that indicator for Connecticut. The guide concludes with directions for accessing United States census data and Connecticut vital statistics, as well as listing additional on-line resources. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Health, Children, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Definitions, Family (Sociological Unit), Information Sources, Research Methodology, Social Indicators, Well Being
Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510. Tel: 203-498-4240; e-mail: Pfcanny@aol.com; Web site: http://www.ctkidslink.org. For full text: http://info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/CTvoices/Kidslink/Kidslink2/reports/PDFs/Primer2PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, New Haven, CT.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Voices for Children, New Haven.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut