Re: Study design

Andrew Parkin (
Thu, 5 Oct 1995 14:00:25 +0100 (BST)

Joel Philp writes:

> We used a dyadic elicitation procedure in order to discover how
> neglected children (ages 7-17) made sense out of their social world.
> Most but not all children were capable of performing this
> task. Once constructs were elicited, they were written on laminated
> cards and placed at either end of a 3" X 3' cardborad label-line.
> On the line, from left to right, were 5 lables:" all the time,
> sometimes, don't know, sometimes and all the time". Next, the child
> was asked to place role label cards under the heading
> that corresponded to (1) the applicable construct, and (2) their
> particular judgement.
> One word of caution: some children, particularily the young ones, had
> some difficulty understanding the concept of "ideal self." We tried
> to explain it a number of ways (Best-me, Me-how-I'd-like-to-be, ect.)
> but I'm not sure we had much success. Otherwise, the procedure
> described above worked well. The kids certainly enjoyed it!

This is very interesting. Is it published anywhere please?


Dr Andrew Parkin, Clinical Research Fellow in Child Psychiatry,
Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester, UK.
Tel: +44 116 254 6100 Fax: +44 116 254 4127 email: