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Ten steps to conducting a large, multi-site, longitudinal investigation of language and reading in young children

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Ten steps to conducting a large, multi-site, longitudinal investigation of language and reading in young children. / Language and Reading Research Consortium; Farquharson, Kelly; Murphy, Kimberley A.

In: Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, Vol. 7, 419, 30.03.2016, p. 1-16.

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Language and Reading Research Consortium, Farquharson, K & Murphy, KA 2016, 'Ten steps to conducting a large, multi-site, longitudinal investigation of language and reading in young children', Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, vol. 7, 419, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00419

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Language and Reading Research Consortium, Farquharson, K., & Murphy, K. A. (2016). Ten steps to conducting a large, multi-site, longitudinal investigation of language and reading in young children. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 7, 1-16. [419]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00419

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Language and Reading Research Consortium, Farquharson K, Murphy KA. Ten steps to conducting a large, multi-site, longitudinal investigation of language and reading in young children. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 2016 Mar 30;7:1-16. 419. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00419

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Language and Reading Research Consortium ; Farquharson, Kelly ; Murphy, Kimberley A. / Ten steps to conducting a large, multi-site, longitudinal investigation of language and reading in young children. In: Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 7. pp. 1-16.

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abstract = "Purpose: This paper describes methodological procedures involving execution of alarge-scale, multi-site longitudinal study of language and reading comprehension inyoung children. Researchers in the Language and Reading Research Consortium(LARRC) developed and implemented these procedures to ensure data integrity acrossmultiple sites, schools, and grades. Specifically, major features of our approach, as wellas lessons learned, are summarized in 10 steps essential for successful completion of alarge-scale longitudinal investigation in early grades.Method: Over 5 years, children in preschool through third grade were administered abattery of 35 higher- and lower-level language, listening, and reading comprehensionmeasures (RCM). Data were collected from children, their teachers, and theirparents/guardians at four sites across the United States. Substantial and rigorous effortwas aimed toward maintaining consistency in processes and data management acrosssites for children, assessors, and staff.Conclusion: With appropriate planning, flexibility, and communication strategies inplace, LARRC developed and executed a successful multi-site longitudinal researchstudy that will meet its goal of investigating the contribution and role of languageskills in the development of children{\textquoteright}s listening and reading comprehension. Throughdissemination of our design strategies and lessons learned, research teams embarkingon similar endeavors can be better equipped to anticipate the challenges.",
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