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What Works in Foster Care?Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study$
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Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.001.0001

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Data Sources, Variables, and Data Collection Procedures

Data Sources, Variables, and Data Collection Procedures

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(p.65) 4 Data Sources, Variables, and Data Collection Procedures
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What Works in Foster Care?
Author(s):

Peter J. Pecora

Ronald C. Kessler

Jason Williams

A. Chris Downs

Diana J. English

James White

Kirk O'Brien

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0004

This chapter discusses the two means of data collection (case record reviews and interviews); the description of study variables, predictors, and outcomes; and the response rate, the handling of missing data, and how the data were weighted to adjust for interview nonresponse.

Keywords:   data weighting, response rates, case record review, interviews, study variables, predictors, outcomes

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