Promoting Child Aware Approaches to practical interventions in communities: Using mixed methods research to evaluate Communities for Children programs

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    Abstract

    Mixed method research designs use “the what and how” to answer questions on
    complex social research issues. Further, mixed methods provides a basis for a more comprehensive understanding of the interactions between the influences on, and patterns of; health, welfare, educational access and service delivery. Although quantitative data can describe the situation, such as attendances at a service, it fails to explore the deeper needs of a population group, the nuances of addressing complex and multiple disadvantage, or explain the influences behind the aspects of service access, use and behaviour change promoting the care of children. Mixed methods research processes provides information, data, resources and methodologies that enables deeper understandings of complex factors involved in providing services to children. Additionally, mixed methods research design have the potential to provide an evidence-informed understanding of public policy application. Mixed methods achieve the aims of research that seek to address a deeper understand of more complex social structures and social interactions, occurring through the enhancement of parenting by attending the Communities for Children programs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventChild Aware Approaches Conference, 2017: Driving national action on child safety and wellbeing - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 15 May 201716 May 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceChild Aware Approaches Conference, 2017
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period15/05/1716/05/17

    Keywords

    • Communities for Children programs
    • vulnerable children

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