Multiple levels and modalities of measurement in a population-based approach to improving parenting.

Metzler, Carol W., Sanders, Matthew R. and Rusby, Julie C. (2014). Multiple levels and modalities of measurement in a population-based approach to improving parenting.. In Susan M. McHale, Paul Amato and Alan Booth (Ed.), Emerging Methods in Family Research. (pp. 197-214) Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-01562-0_12


Author Metzler, Carol W.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Rusby, Julie C.
Title of chapter Multiple levels and modalities of measurement in a population-based approach to improving parenting.
Title of book Emerging Methods in Family Research.
Place of Publication Switzerland
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01562-0_12
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
Series National Symposium on Family Issues
ISBN 9783319015613
9783319015620
ISSN 2192-9157
2192-9165
Editor Susan M. McHale
Paul Amato
Alan Booth
Volume number 4
Chapter number 12
Start page 197
End page 214
Total pages 18
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The goal of a public health approach to improving parenting is to increase the prevalence of effective parenting practices in a population. Achieving this goal requires that a large proportion of the population be reached with a spectrum of effective parenting supports, widely accessible in the community, and delivered in a variety of formats, through a variety of settings, and at different levels of intensity. Similarly, measuring the effectiveness of such a public health approach to improving parenting requires a spectrum of measurement tools at multiple levels so that child and family outcomes can be assessed at multiple levels of intervention. The levels of measurement include: (1) micro-focused observational measures, (2) easy-to-administer parent survey measures, (3) population-level prevalence indicators, and (4) program implementation measures. This chapter discusses these four levels of measurement, providing examples of each and exploring the contribution that each makes to a public health strategy.
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