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CYFS database and research technologies provide essential tools for researchers, data managers

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Do you manage research or administrative data? Do you collect data from schools, teachers and families? Do you export and analyze those data and need them to be connected? Are easily understandable visuals crucial to sharing information with your audience? Full Article

Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Jim Bovaird

James Bovaird, MAP Academy co-director, led the first presentation of the Spring 2023 Methodology Applications Series March 3.

Video is now available of Bovaird’s virtual presentation, “Treatment Fidelity from a Measurement Perspective.”

Treatment fidelity is a multifaceted concept that can be very difficult to measure well. During his presentation, Bovaird drew parallels between treatment fidelity and general psychological and educational measurement, focusing on the concepts of construct explication, reliability, validity and the potential benefits of utilizing treatment fidelity information — or the consequences of failing to do so. Full Article

NAECR Networking event focuses on exploring research impacts through partnerships

Attendees of the Dec. 5 NAECR Networking event discussed strategies for coordinating research impacts through strong partnerships.

Research collaborations and partnerships are essential for early childhood researchers.

During a Dec. 5 NAECR Networking event, Jocelyn Bosley, UNL research impact coordinator, shared her strategies for coordinating research impacts, including the facilitation of research partnerships. Full Article

CYFS releases 2021-22 annual report

CYFS has released its annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year. View the annual report: Interactive | PDF

Through all the societal changes of the past few years, the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has remained focused on impacting lives through research that advances learning and development.

With diverse partners in research, practice and policy, the center continues to work to address the social, behavioral and educational needs of communities in Nebraska and beyond, leveraging research and collaboration to make a difference in the lives of others — from birth to adulthood. Full Article

Creating, maintaining research partnerships focus of NAECR Knowledge event

Creating and maintaining solid research partnerships is crucial to advancing quality education for children.

Establishing and sustaining productive research partnerships is critical for early childhood researchers, but these can sometimes be difficult to create.

A panel of University of Nebraska early childhood researchers and community partners from across Nebraska led a virtual discussion Nov. 17 about the importance of creating and maintaining research partnerships in the first NAECR Knowledge event of the fall. Full Article

Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Kristy Feden

Kristy Feden, senior director of special services for the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, School District, led the second presentation of the Fall 2022 Methodology Applications Series Nov. 11.

Video is now available of Feden’s virtual presentation, “Lessons from the Field: What it Really Takes to Move from Research to Practice in a Large Urban School District.” Full Article