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NAECR Networking event explores relationship between early childhood practice, policy

An April 19 NAECR Networking discussion focused on the relationship between early childhood practice and policy. View the discussion.

The relationship between early childhood research practice and state legislation is a complex one that can sometimes help or hinder research efforts.

Early childhood researchers gathered April 19 to discuss how a better understanding of the policy process can enhance research during a virtual NAECR Networking event. Full Article

Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Lorey Wheeler

Lorey Wheeler, MAP Academy co-director, led the final presentation of the 2021 Spring Methodology Applications Series April 16. Watch the video.

Lorey Wheeler, MAP Academy co-director, led the final presentation of the Spring 2021 Methodology Applications Series presentation April 16.

Video is now available of her virtual presentation, “Measuring Dyadic Relationships: Introduction to Dyadic Indices and Approaches.” Full Article

MAP Academy to host Methodology Workshop April 21

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics’ Spring 2021 Methodology Workshop is Wednesday, April 21.

The event is free, open to the public and requires no registration.

Mark Bond, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, will lead the event, which begins with a research keynote at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Full Article

Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith, associate professor of sociology, led a Spring 2021 Methodology Applications Series presentation March 12. Watch the video.

Jeffrey Smith, associate professor of sociology, led a Spring 2021 Methodology Applications Series presentation March 12. 

Video is now available of his virtual presentation, “Using Network Analysis to Measure Social Cohesion: Complete versus Sampled Network Data.” Full Article

Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Ray Reichenberg

Ray Reichenberg, MAP Academy research assistant professor, led the first Spring 2021 Methodology Applications Series presentation Feb. 5.

Ray Reichenberg, research assistant professor at the Nebraska Academy of Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics, led the first presentation of the Spring 2021 Methodology Applications Series Feb. 5.

Video is now available of his presentation, “Modern Psychometric Approaches for Diagnostic Assessment. Full Article

Study explores how early language skills predict kindergarten readiness, later reading outcomes

A collaborative, multi-institution project is exploring how prekindergarten children’s early language gains predict their kindergarten readiness and later reading outcomes. Learn more in the CYFS Research Network.

Early language development is considered crucial for children’s school readiness and, ultimately, their reading success. But there are gaps in understanding how to best support children’s language skills during the preschool years, before they enter formal schooling. Full Article

NAECR Knowledge/Networking event examines research partnerships during pandemic

Because most in-person collaboration has been put on hold during the pandemic, innovative methods are being developed to initiate and maintain research partnerships.

The second combined NAECR Knowledge/Networking event of the fall explored how early childhood researchers have adjusted ways they initiate, maintain and address research partnerships in the time of COVID-19.

The Nov. 4 virtual conversation focused on how research relationships and collaboration have evolved in recent months during the pandemic — and some of the innovative ways they have overcome obstacles to forge ahead with their work. Full Article