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Learn about the key components and considerations involved in collecting data through surveys and questionnaires, administrative data, and field research.
Assessing Research Quality
Discover information and tools to help you evaluate the quality of a research study and learn about the ethics of research.
Study Design and Analysis
Learn about the components of descriptive research studies, causal studies, and data analysis.
Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
Learn about the types, key components, validity, ethics, and advantages and disadvantages of experimental design.
Learn about graphical and pictorial methods of descriptive statistics and the three most common measures of descriptive statistics (central tendency, dispersion, and association).
Working With Administrative Data
Explore resources on linking and integrating, analyzing, managing, and protecting administrative data.
Child Care and Early Education Glossary
This glossary defines terms used to describe aspects of child care and early education practice and policy.
This glossary defines terms used in conducting social science and policy research.