Understand Research

Assessing Research Quality
This section contains information on how to evaluate the quality of social science and policy research.

Research Methods
This section contains information about data collection methods commonly used in child care policy and other social science research. It is designed to give users a general orientation to methodologies to aid in understanding the child care research indexed on our Web site.

Research Glossary
This glossary defines terms used in conducting social science and policy research, for example those describing methods, measurements, statistical procedures, and other aspects of research.

Child Care & Early Education Glossary
This glossary defines terms used to describe aspects of child care and early education practice and policy.

Faculty Teaching Modules
Resources for early childhood faculty to help undergraduate students understand, find, reflect on, and use research.