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African Early Child Development Assessment Resource (ECDRES) 2007

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dawes, Andrew
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2015-02-01
Embargo End Date
2015-02-01
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
AFRICAN; ASSESSMENT; DEVELOPMENT; EARLY DEVELOPMENT; PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: The resource which includes descriptions of tests used to assess a range of functions together with African research and standardisation data, is available as a searchable on-line portal.

    Abstract: Child development researchers working in African face a unique set of challenges in understanding developmental phenomena: our research often deals with infections and nutritional deficits which severely affect the healthy development of children; we work in culturally and linguistically varied environments; and we have very few tried and tested measures for conducting scientific research in these contexts. Although there are adapted or locally developed measures, for the most part a lack of resources and technical expertise has meant that their psychometric properties have not been adequately established. Similarly, the validation studies that should accompany the use of imported measures have in most cases not been carried out. Nor do we have developmental norms for many different African populations. Nonetheless child development measures are being used in educational, clinical and research settings, in many cases justified only by anecdotal accounts of a measures utility and validity with a specific population. This resource is intended to assist child development researchers working in African contexts to select appropriate and sound measures. In the long term, through co-operation between researchers, this should improve the understanding and availability of instruments tested in an African setting and sensitive to issues of child development in Africa.

Sampled Universe
Early childhood measures of cognitive, language, motor, social and emotional development of children under age 9 living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Time Dimension
  • Other
    Other, A searchable database of early childhood measures (tests) that have been used to assess early child development in research studies conducted in Africa.
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2019-09-21 | Issue Number: 1304 | Registration Date: 2015-06-26

Dawes, Andrew; Human Sciences Research Council (2015): African Early Child Development Assessment Resource (ECDRES) 2007. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.14749/1412076384