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Transition from primary-to-secondary school for looked after children

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by hstratfordtuke, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. hstratfordtuke

    hstratfordtuke New commenter

    Transition from primary-to-secondary school for looked after children

    My name is Harriet Stratford-Tuke and I am undertaking a dissertation as part of the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies undergraduate program at Nottingham Trent University.The main aims of the research are to examine the barriers children who are looked after face to make a successful transition from primary to secondary school. The research will be carried out by eliciting the views of stakeholders regarding the transition to secondary school for looked after children. The questionnaire has ten questions and will take no longer than five minutes to complete. Your contribution will be highly valued.

    The research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee at Nottingham Trent University. Additionally, the data will be kept confidential in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and BERA (British Educational Research Association) Guidelines 1998. Information obtained during the course of this project will remain anonymous. Ensuring anonymity is protected participants will not be identified in the report from this study.

    All data collected will be held securely and confidentiality, and will only be shared to Nottingham Trent University lecturers for assessment purposes. Any data will be destroyed after data analysis is complete. You have the right to withdraw from the research at any time, in these circumstances, the information that has previously been provided will be returned to you and destroyed.

    By continuing past this page you are agreeing to participate in this questionnaire and the subsequent research. Thank you once again for your participation.

  2. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    You are going to get very skewed results, It is only possible to submit the survey if you say children had specific problems in question 3.If you are filling in the survey for a child who had no particular problems, then it is not possible to say so and submit the survey.

    You have to choose from a very limited list of specific problems too, if a child had a different sort of problem, you can't specify.

    There are other issue too. This survey will not give valid results.

    You need to do some work on what makes a survey valid. Sorry to be blunt, but you are not showing any understanding of statistics and research at all.
    Dodros likes this.
  3. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    also, how many times have you posted this?
  4. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    I see you have posted the same message nine times in all on the TES forum. We get many requests for questionnaire filling here and, speaking for myself, I would be more prepared to respond to such requests if questionnaire-setters took the time to reciprocate by helping to answer other people's questions first or by contributing to lighter or more general topics such as the threads within "Personal". I would also be more amenable to completing questionnaires if the person who devised the questionnaire undertook to return to the forum and provide an "executive summary" of their dissertation findings so that we and the children we teach can benefit. Too many questionnaire-setters regard our teachers' forums as research fodder, contributing nothing in the way of advice, feedback or conversation in return.

    I also have to agree with Dunnocks when it comes to your unsubstantiated assumption that Looked-after Children (LACs) will inevitably experience problems when they transfer from KS2 to KS3. I wonder too which single "stakeholder" is likely to be in possession of all the facts about individual LACs. Foster parents may know more than most, but even they won't be aware of everything that is going on. The full story may be well be under lock and key, in the confidential "Child and Family" sections of the files of individual students, only accessible on a "need to know" basis to staff and unlikely to be readily available to an undergraduate student completing a university course assignment.
    dunnocks likes this.

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