Collecting Data with the Toolbox

While we have made these apps easily and freely accessible (no prior permissions required for download or use, and no central data collection for which you must gain access), we do recommend that all data collectors be trained in their proper use. This typically involves an hour or two of face-to-face workshop talking about the apps, their aims, the role of the data collector, common and uncommon occurrences in the field and submitting/checking data. Below please find some training videos we have developed to support this. It is also preferable that prior to data collection, data collectors have the opportunity to practice administration of the apps with an appropriately aged child, with a more senior data collector providing feedback. This will help ensure standardisation of fieldworker responses, sufficient engagement of the fieldworker during data collection, and ensure they are not 'over-helping' during data collection. For those with more experience working with young children and administering psychological measures, this training can be reduced.

Training Videos

Below you will find some brief training videos we developed to support consistent and appropriate administration of the tasks to young children. In addition to an overview video that discusses the aims of the toolbox, the role of the data collector and accessing data, we have also provided app specific training videos that also provide and overview of the task and its aims, administration tips and tricks, common responses to uncommon occurrences in the field and accessing data. 

Early Years Toolbox iPad Training Overview

iPad App Training 2 - Mr Art

iPad App Training 3 - Not This

iPad App Training 4 - Go/NoGo

iPad App Training 5 - Card Sort