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Center on Early Adolescence Measurement Team Meeting Notes, March 20
Attendees: Brian (
phone), John, Jeff, Julie, Shawn, Misty and Tim
Discussion on List of Measures
inary draft of
Table of Measures we currently have from the Center
Shawn: It’s organized at too high a level. Do we want to look at it in terms of behaviors?
Response categories may help us with this organization.
the heading of tab
Measures to Instruments
these are organized by name
of the instrument.
John: We want to be able to search on behavior.
Misty: Change format of document to follow website use.
The intention of the table is just to inform team members at
this point what we have in
brainstorming the Web repository
(later on in this
Identifying unknown measures (see highlights in draft).
of the items of the Measure of Self Regulati
are a subset of OHT School
The first page and items 16
19 look like OHT items. The
items on body image are
part of the OHT survey.
: Julie will check to see if the measure came from Tom D.
The Social Support Scale for Children is
not part of PBS. Nobody else seemed to recognize it.
: Julie will check with Tony to see if he knows where it came from.
Jeff: Peer Experience Questionnaire pertains to Social Aggression and bullying. The originator is
e (sp?) of
: Jeff will get Julie this info.
Julie: Brian and Jeff may want to submit measures relevant to EA. We will discuss copyright
Shawn: Focus on measures used/familiar to the Center.
The team agreed that focusing on measures used
or familiar to the Center is a good
way to start.
ing about the Repository of Measures on the Web
Discuss examples of websites
Julie: NICHD Study of Early Childcare
Data collection and Timeline
Instrument Chart (instruments, phases, check ma
Forms (only listed
ones that they could give out and did not inform where one could get
the copyrighted instruments
we would do more)
Suggested we look at Lew Goldberg’s Web site
. Showed us how a user can add
information to the Web site. It has prompts of fields that need to be filled out.
Julie: Tony also suggested doing a site like Wikapedia, where anybo
dy can download to it.
Who gets to download and upload?
Shawn: User types. For now, only have CEA Researchers have permission to upload/download.
General agreement from the group
Have all members upload information and then do
What do we want on there?
Tech Reports/Psychometrics (unknown, in development, etc)
(can include those specific to psychometrics of the instrument and those that
use the instrument)
Citation of th
e instrument itself
Citation of sources for items if the instrument draws from multiple sources (like OHT)
Reporter (respondent, 1..Many)
(e.g. observation, questionnaire, interview, etc.)
Behaviors (specific items)
ywords (for universal search)
When is this needed in the Drupal development?
: We should just list the constructs
that were depicted in the Center proposal
house for a while.
The team agreed th
at this was a good way to start.
At what point to we let the public access the measures?
: Will discuss at Center Meeting.
Jeff: There are
rules for internet vs. paper. The UO has information.
: Jeff will
her up this information for us
Assistance from a Library Science Student
Misty: Suggested getting a student of Library Science (UW has distance learning students in
Eugene) to help with the Web Measures repository.
this at the Adm
in Core Management Team meeting when
Connecting to the Site
Once everyone has access via VPN, then all will get access to the
: Julie will follow up to help get Brian and Tim access and will check whether Bernie has
Not an issue
at this point. Will be more of an issue when
we give access
of the site
to the public.
When comments or suggestions come in it should be addressed by the appropriate people.
Discussion of Training Priority Regarding Observ
Training on Observations
A priority for training that came out of the Center retreat was training in observations. We need
to know more specifics about what people are
wanting to be trained in. W
hat questions should
folks at the quarterly m
eeting to further define their training needs pertaining to
Create a menu of possibilities for people to choose from. For example issues of inter
of direct observations could be on the menu.
We may want to get clear about interest in content of what is being observed, for example
the interest might not be about behavioral observations
is interested in observing and
coding expressed emotion.
Include data collection types:
time, pen/pencil technology
Include how to create an observation system that matches your research questions
not need high levels of technology and analysis if interest is solely frequency counts.
Include training issues, like
ow do yo
u keep on top of observer drift
will send out a start "menu" and
mail it to the team to
e can decide on
length of training
needed once we get a better sense of what people