Engaging Parents in Research dataset

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http://ro.ecu.edu.au/datasets/6; http://hdl.handle.net/102.100.100/6955
Thomas, Laura
Edith Cowan University Research Online
Parenting; Child health; Public Health Education and Promotion
data description
This dataset results from the "Engaging parents in research project" of the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University. In 2009, the data was collected from a convenience sample of 150 parents/carers of school aged children via intercept interviews at the Perth Royal Show. To be eligible to participate, parents/carers had to have children aged four to sixteen years old. Participants were asked for their opinions about the information they required to make informed decisions about their son/daughter’s involvement in low-risk research projects at school, and the best ways to communicate this information to them. The data collection contains a mixture of new qualitative and quantitative research data. Quantitative data includes gender, age, postcode, number and age of children. The qualitative data includes audio recordings of interviews conducted with parents/carers of school aged children. Quantitative data are stored as Excel and SPSS files. Qualitative data summaries are stored in Microsoft Word documents. This data from Western Australia may be used to maximise parent response rates to research information pertaining to their son/daughter. The qualitative nature of the data may provide insight to accompany more qualitative datasets.