Title

Methodology and Procedures

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Title

Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health

Publication Date

2015

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

From spring 2005 through summer 2008, cross-sectional data were collected from 898 African American adolescents living in public housing developments in four large U.S. cities: New York City (Queens), North Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington, DC. The data we collected and used for analyses in the following chapters are all self-reported and obtained using standardized instruments.The purpose of this chapter is to explain the methodolog y and proce-dures used to conduct this study. The chapter is presented in four sections. First, we describe the process for community engagement. Second, we explain the research protocol and provide a brief description of the sample. Third, we describe all measures used to collect data, including scoring infor-mation and psychometric properties where applicable. Finally, we describe each housing development, including the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of each research site.

ISBN

978-0-231-51996-0

Disciplines

Social Work

Publisher

Columbia University Press

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