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I have a dependent variable: childcare take up, with answers 1 or 0.
I have several other independent variables such as education level, household income, migration background, etc. I have dichotomized all of them. For example, observations with college education have been classified as 1, otherwise 0.
I would like to know which regression model would be the best to predict the childcare take up.
The participation of young scientists in obtaining external grants has become extremely important. One of the three criteria of the evaluating process in Poland is related to the number of external grants, both Polish and foreign, obtained by all departments. Databases collecting information on the number of funds obtained by individual people allow the formulation of various conclusions. Most young researchers have an administrative background, achievements in the form of publications and experience in cooperation with foreign countries. The constraints in the form of variables affecting young researchers could be categorized. Among the limitations, the following could be examined: additional working hours, the number of applications that were not approved, support from immediate superiors, the list of publications made before the application process, personal constraints (childcare, childcare leaves, long absences).
The hypothesis is related to the supposition that the greatest limitation is the closest environment in which the researcher works and the most significant constraint is the personal attitude that researchers have to the supervisor.
I am a postgraduate Human Resource Management student currently completing my dissertation. My research is focusing on the experiences of working mothers with flexible working. The research is solely quantitative and the data being collected is through a questionnaire with a 100 person sample.
I'm struggling with the type of quantitative research to use - the questionnaire asks questions like "with flexible working, what do you think could be the biggest career disadvantage as a working mother", "is the opportunity to work flexibly something that is important to you in a job role", "if you have worked/currently work flexibly, what impact do you feel that flexible working has had on your career", "before having children, did you have concerns about how having children could affect your career progression?" "did you find it difficult to arrange childcare upon your return to work?". Ending with statements that they can either strongly disagree or strongly agree with.
I was leaning towards descriptive research because I don't exactly have hypotheses in mind but rather wanted to discuss the findings like "x number of working mothers feel that x is the biggest career disadvantage for as a working mother" with visual graphs, and making comparisons like "those who stated they were single generally found it more difficult to arrange childcare and stated that the opportunity to work flexibly was important to them compared to x".
My question really is, for research like this is it appropriate to use descriptive research such as this?
Hello, I'm doing a multiple logistic regression, both backward and forward LR come up with the same independent variables that are statistically significant (as attached, Forward LR). I have no problem including age, gender, and gadgetownedbychild in the model. However, one of the dummy variables (childcare(3)) is statistically significant but not other dummy variables within the childcare independent variable. Do I include that dummy variable to continue the steps to determine multicollinearity, interaction etc until the final model or not? If it can be included, how do I go about it? I find it difficult since this variable (childcare) has 5 options, unlike the other 3 which have 2 options only. Thanks.
Researchers can easily work from home, however during the COVID-19 lockdown remote-work was accompanied by an increase of childcare responsibilities.
This question is for all South Africans who remote-worked and cared for children during the lockdown. We have created a 15-minute survey regarding your experience balancing remote-work and childcare during the South African COVID-19 lockdown:
I am currently doing a systematic review with meta-analysis inquiries of very heterogeneous literature (different barriers to childcare access, from very different nature with very different measures).
I tried to do a funnel plot of quantitative results and it looks like the one joined with my post. We can see it is very asymmetrical with a lot of values on the top of the pyramid.
What can I conclude from that (-if any conclusion is to be made-)? Could this very strange pattern be due to the substantial heterogeneity of the underlying evidence? Actually, I am not even sure that doing a funnel plot makes sense in this case.
Thanks in advance so much for helping
My research question is: do parents with low SES have a higher chance to send their child to a lower quality daycare service?
Data have been gathered among parents (>3000) whose child attended a childcare service. The quality of the daycare has been judged by independent experts (so there is 1 score for each daycare service; we have about 300 daycare services). So while parents differ in terms of social background characteristics, when they send their child to the same daycare the quality score is identical.
What would be the best way to analyse these data and answer my research question:
Should I aggregate the background characteristics to the group level (but it seems to me that this will not answer the type of question I want to answer)
Should I disaggregate the quality score and run a simple regression (but then I do not take into account the clustering in my data).
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Interesting discussion on giving care to children! Does GDP/economic growth mean everything to a country? When we blindly pursue this target what are the negative by-products we get? Until very recently, we were targetting cognitive skills development of our children. But now the focus has started to shift to whole-person/holistic/ whole-brain-child development. Similarly, it is not just the GDP figure that matters but developing sustainable societies. "However 39 per cent of the women who reported childcare as the main barrier to work also confessed that they actually preferred to look after their children. Shock, horror." "The child is hardwired to its mother's smell, and the sound of her voice. The mother becomes responsive to her infant's face, its vocalisations and its touch. Because a child needs to be attached to someone to survive, evolution has led it to be programmed from before birth to attach to a caregiver as soon as it hits the deck. But this evolutionary necessity does not suit the modern world. It does not suit the neo-liberal world view of economic growth as the key driver of all actions and public policy."
What do you think is the style of leadership among directors of childcare centers? how does it relate to the child readiness to school?
I need help with a project I am working on that I am not sure what exact statistics test I should use or what my range of values need to be.
Working title of practicum project:
“A Time to Heal “Attendance of educational classes for oncology patients in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St Lucie Counties.
Answer Yes or No
Does your practicum project involve the collection of data using a survey instrument?
If you have a practicum project that involves the collection of data via a survey, you will need to estimate the number needed for responses. Keep in mind that this is a target for statistically validity - you may or may not reach this target, but it is a goal to emphasize the strength of your eventual results, and you need to be able to explain the statistical validity of the analysis associated with your project based on the number of data points analyzed. There are several websites available to determine an appropriate sample size, such as:
· Sample Size Calculator by (Raosoft) – see a screenshot of this site at the end of this form
If you answered “Yes” to the question above regarding using a survey instrument,
how many responses to your survey are you targeting, and why?
Target Number of Responses
Out of 245 patients we are trying to get at least 150 responses
To get a 5% margin error and a 95% confidence level the population size should be 245 with a response distribution of 50%, the recommended sample size should be 150
Answer Yes or No
Does your practicum project involve the use of secondary data?
If you answered “Yes” to the question above regarding using secondary data,
describe the dataset source below.
Answer Yes or No
Does your practicum project involve the use of variables (from a survey, database, dataset, etc.)?
If you answered “Yes” to the question above regarding using data variables,
list the variables, variable types, and range of values below.
(add additional rows as needed)
(e.g., categorical, continuous, dichotomous, etc.)
Range of Values
Attendance- dependent variable
Sociodemographic -independent variable
Gender (categorical), county(categorical), age(categorical), diagnosis (categorical)
Barriers independent variable (10)
Dichotomous variable types are: Scheduled class time, uncomfortable in a group setting, lack of transportation, lack of childcare, prefer not to return to the place of treatment, worried about the class being depressive/negative, language barrier, employment status, other.
Answer Yes or No
Does your practicum project involve a research hypothesis?
If you answered “Yes” to the question above regarding a research hypothesis,
state the null and alternative hypotheses below.
Research Question: How does a patient’s attendance increase and how can we gain an understanding of individual patient perceptions of their unique barriers to the attendance to educational classes and consideration of patients' preferences on what topics to include in the educational classes?
Increasing patient’s attendance and their barrier to attending classes is not significantly related to either the scheduled class times, lack of transportation, lack of childcare, avoidance of negative emotions, prefer not to return to the place of treatment, language barrier, employment status, other and/or number of patients with a specific cancer diagnosis, age, gender and county.
Increasing patient’s attendance and their barrier to attending classes is significantly related to either the scheduled class times, lack of transportation, lack of childcare, avoidance of negative emotions, prefer not to return to the place of treatment, language barrier, employment status, other and/or number of patients with a specific cancer diagnosis, age, gender and county.
Answer Yes or No
Does your practicum project involve analysis where you must identify independent and dependent variables?
If you answered “Yes” to the question above regarding independent/dependent variables,
state these below.
Answer Yes or No
Does your practicum project involve analysis using one or more statistical tests?
If you have a practicum project that involves the use of statistical tests, you will need to be able to explain the statistical tests selected for your project and the strength of your final results based on these choices. There are many websites available to determine appropriate statistical tests (see a screenshot of one site at the end of this form).
If you answered “Yes” to the question above regarding using one or more statistical tests,
what tests are you using for which variables, and why?
The binary logistic regression model parameters will be used with the Wald Chi-Square statistical test.
Wald test can be used to test the association between the independent variables (predictors) and the criterion variable (dependent) variable. A Wald test can be used in a great variety of different models including models for dichotomous variables and models for continuous variables and way to find out if explanatory variables in a model are significant.
If you are a police officer, teacher, nurse, occupational therapist, fire fighter, social worker, doctor, accountant, administrator, youth worker, childcare worker, auditor, paramedic, HR officer, procurement officer, solicitor or have any other role in the Welsh public service your help would be very much appreciated!
I’m a research student at the University of South Wales studying a doctorate in business administration. My area of interest is the relationship between self-awareness and leader effectiveness and how this changes across different job levels across the Welsh public service.
I'm looking for anyone who is employed in any of the Welsh public service organisations to help me with my study. It would involve completing a quick questionnaire which would take a maximum of 15 minutes.
Please drop me a line and I'll send you a link to the questionnaire
I am looking for leadership and managment potential in adults, when they are applying for an entry level childcare position. Help me find a leadership test that I can use screening potential employees.
Are there any researches about preschool childcare in Latin America? Next year I plan to start a project about preschool childcare systems in different countries and their influence on the economic development. There are a lot of information about the Asian and European countries and few articles about Latin America.
Looking for recent research that supports multi-age groupings in schools and opinions of recent theorists on the subject.
Consider a situaltion: an adult child has her/his own chidlren needing childcare. This adult child regularly gets assistance from her/his parents in form of granparental childcare. Do you know any empirical studies about intra-familial payment for grandparental assistance (compensation, monetary reward for childcare)?
I have found some information, e.g. in Folk (1994) or in Wheelock and Jones (2002), but I am particulary interested in contemporary European statistics (especially, Germany).
I would be very thankful for your help!
I am developing a study on affectivity in childcare hospitalized unaccompanied. This study aims to explore and understand the determinants and specificities of affection in caring for hospitalized children unaccompanied. Currently, this aspect is of ulmost importance given the socio-economic context that Portuguese has deteriorated, and that has led to an increase of hospitalized children unaccompanied by people affectively significant. It is crucial to explore the human-affective relationship in nursing practice in pediatric settings.
Our research group is attempting to prioritize key observable behaviors taking place in childcare settings. Which child or adult behaviors are essential to the measurement of promotion of "healthful eating" during mealtime or outside of mealtime? Healthful eating would be not only obesity prevention, but general good health across multiple domains including physical, emotional, social, etc.
I am looking for an observation instrument applicable for children in the age of 2-4 years