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Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - March 6, 2018 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 9794
Date: 2015-04-28

Author:Ward, Roger

Subject:RE: prompting for responses among 10-14 year-olds

Hi Kelly, Why not test this out by choosing one group to receive prompted responses and the other group to receive unprompted responses? I think unprompted questions would reveal how and what the kids are thinking and feeling, and better fulfill your agency’s slogan of “Ideas. Evidence. Impact”, but that is my bias. It will be interesting to learn what others are thinking. Roger From: bounce-118950820-52941359@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118950820-52941359@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Hallman, Kelly Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:35 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: prompting for responses among 10-14 year-olds Hello, I am working with children aged 10-14 in LMICs around issues of pregnancy knowledge and risk. In my experience interviewing this age group, we have not prompted for responses (i.e., read the response options to them) due to concerns of children feeling compelled to say “yes” to something just to please the interviewer. I have a colleague who is insisting we read the response options to the interviewees. Is there an academic literature indicating what the best strategy is here? Even US or European studies would be useful. Thanks, Kelly ________________________________________ Kelly K. Hallman, PhD Senior Associate POPULATION COUNCIL IDEAS. EVIDENCE. IMPACT. www.popcouncil.org ________________________________________

Hi Kelly, Why not test this out by choosing one group to receive prompted responses and the other group to receive unprompted responses? I think unprompted questions would reveal how and what the kids are thinking and feeling, and better fulfill your agency’s slogan of “Ideas. Evidence. Impact”, but that is my bias. It will be interesting to learn what others are thinking. Roger From: bounce-118950820-52941359list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118950820-52941359list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Hallman, Kelly Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:35 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: prompting for responses among 10-14 year-olds Hello, I am working with children aged 10-14 in LMICs around issues of pregnancy knowledge and risk. In my experience interviewing this age group, we have not prompted for responses (i.e., read the response options to them) due to concerns of children feeling compelled to say “yes” to something just to please the interviewer. I have a colleague who is insisting we read the response options to the interviewees. Is there an academic literature indicating what the best strategy is here? Even US or European studies would be useful. Thanks, Kelly ________________________________________ Kelly K. Hallman, PhD Senior Associate POPULATION COUNCIL IDEAS. EVIDENCE. IMPACT. www.popcouncil.org ________________________________________