• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 26th March, 2012
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Lay Health Worker

Lay health worker is a member of the community who has received some training to promote health or to carry out some healthcare services, but is not a healthcare professional. The duties of a lay health worker may include giving help and advice about issues such as child health, child illnesses, and medicine taking.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 03rd February, 2012
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Logic model

Logic models comprise a simplified picture (often represented in the form of a diagram) of a strategy, set of activities, or services to improve child outcomes. The logic model starts with the outcome to be achieved (generally a reduction in impairment to one or more aspects of development) and shows how the proposed strategy, services or other activities will achieve that outcome. The model demon…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 21st April, 2011
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Longitudinal Studies

Longitudinal studies involve repeated observations of the same items over lengthy periods. They are often used in psychology to study developmental trends across the life span, and in sociology to study events throughout lifetimes or generations.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 04th April, 2011
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L. John Horwood

is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the Principal Investigator of the Christchurch Health and Development Study, a cohort study that has followed 1,265 children from their birth in mid-1977 in the area around Christchurch, New Zealand, to the present day. His research has focused on the development, course and consequenc…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 30th March, 2009
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longitudinal study

Longitudinal studies involve repeated observations of the same items over lengthy periods. They are often used in psychology to study developmental trends across the life span, and in sociology to study events throughout lifetimes or generations. Because they tend to be observational, it has been argued that they may have less power to detect causal relationships than do experiments. But they have…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Monday 30th March, 2009
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Longview

Longview is a UK think tank dedicated to promoting and improving multidisciplinary longitudinal study. As well as organizing conferences and seminars to link research, policy and practice, the charity publishes a journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Monday 30th March, 2009
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life course perspective

A life course perspective can be applied to any discipline - it simply entails taking account of a person's entire life, not isolating sections. Much research has looked cross-sectionally at people's lives, but as more and more longitudinal research is carried out, it has become clear that the different epochs of a life influence one another. In medicine this idea is well established, for example,…

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