New CIH Research process

Our new CIH research process is in full swing – a reminder about how important it is to make the contacts requested in the monthly research reminder emails that coordinators receive at the beginning of each month.  If you find a family has moved we would still like to try and keep in contact with them (unless they have gone  overseas or have explicitly declined to participate in the survey process).  The time allowance we have made for you to make contact at each 3-month point is summarised below, so please don’t give up after a single email, text or phone call. We expect that the 12-month survey will require a visit to complete the survey, but the 6-month one can be conducted by phone.

Research Contact Activity Hours
3 month contact Confirm contact details for family and alternates; record children’s names and year levels in research database 1
6 month survey Phone or face-to-face visit to complete short survey on children’s use of internet  at home and at school 2
9 month contact Contact to reconfirm address and phone details 1
12 month survey Family visit to complete 12-month follow-up survey 3
15 month contact Contact to reconfirm family address and phone details 1
18 month survey Family visit to complete 18-month  follow-up survey 1

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