Ongoing since 2006
APAS is an assessment system that helps programs link quality and youth outcomes together in a comprehensive and integrated fashion. It was developed to help address the accountability challenge that faces afterschool programs.
Ongoing since 2010
This study will test the Afterschool Program Practices Tool's (APT) stability and accuracy as a measure of afterschool program quality.
Ongoing since 2010
This project will evaluate the Boston Summer Learning Program.
Ongoing since 2014
This project data aims to demonstrate that full participation in federal meal programs results in kids eating three meals a day.
Ongoing since 2011
The purpose of this online nationwide survey study is to understand how different types of media impact young people’s sense of social identities.
Ongoing since 2009
This project will focus on the BOKS program, which aims to improve kids' academic performance and overall health using physical activity to jump start children's brains in the morning.
Ongoing since 2013
Charmaraman will interview a subset of 30 participants from the larger online survey study of over 1,300 young people aged 12 – 25 from the U.S. and abroad.
Ongoing since 2008
The Women’s Sports Leadership Project has the overarching goal of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on gender disparities in organized athletics for the purpose of articulating a new vision of female leadership that legitimizes and connects athletic experience to off-the-field skills.
2006 - 2009
Racial/ethnic self-identification can vary over time and place, in other words, some adolescents of mixed ancestry report different single-race or mixed-race identifications at different times and in different situations.This report seeks to explore whether adolescents of mixed-ancestryhave particularstrengths or weaknesses compared within their single-race-reporting peers.
2016 - 2017
This project was an in-depth qualitative investigation of teen/parent communication about sex and relationships, which provides an in-depth look at families participating in the evaluation of middle school education program. It included interviews with 32 teen/parent pairs who are participants in the Get Real middle school sex education program.
2013 - 2016
The goal of this study is to enhance rater accuracy of the Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT).
1994 - 1998
Experiences in Boston After-School Programs This study was created to better understand how children spend their after-school time, and how it may be best used to improve growth and learning. The study was stratified by ethnicity and took into account gender and social class.
2013 - 2016
This investigation explored continuity and change in teen-family sexuality communication over teens' transition to high school.
2004 - 2004
This project proposes to advance scientific knowledge regarding the relationship between health and work, and both the positive and negative conditions within a workplace. This study asks how important employment really is toward productivity and health in an older workers' life.
Completed in 2005
Researchers examined the ways in which same-sex couples in Massachusetts perceived marriage.
2001 - 2005
This study followed a random sample of hundreds of children and 100 child care centers in order to examine links between family income, the quality and cost of child-care, and infant language and social development.
2012 - 2012
This study examines the impact of work stress on working mothers’ health during the first three years after having a child.
2004 - 2006
This study examines the varying quality of child care in Massachusetts and across the nation, and its effect on children's performance and family functioning.
Completed in 1998
This study examined the ways in which physical and/or sexual violence within a family affects the individual, the family unit, and the community. The project focused on prevention programs and policies in order to better understand the varied outcomes of family violence.
2003 - 2005
This project sought to identify the most successful elements of afterschool programs in Massachusetts; including staff, policymaking, funding, and program/activity participation.
2000 - 2004
The goal of the Massachusetts Cost and Quality Study was to examine full-day, year-round, community-based center care for preschool-age children (2.9 years to 5 years) and for infants and toddlers, pre-k classrooms in the public schools and family child care programs.
2004 - 2009
Researchers focused on aspects of school readiness, including social and language development, along with other data such as hours in care, so as to better understand the ways in which a child's growth is influenced by situational factors.
2011 - 2014
This project was a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.
1998 - 2004
This longitudinal study examined family violence within the Navy and was designed to help Navy leaders develop their family advocacy program.
1991 - 2010
This study, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, seeks to determine the relationship between children's early experiences and their developmental outcomes.
1997 - 1999
This longitudinal study on Puerto Rican adolescents found youth to be well-adjusted and close to their families, not prone (as previously assumed) to risky behavior.
2007 - 2009
The FasTracKids Research Study is a 19-month international study aimed at examining the link between participation in FasTracKids enrichment programs and child outcomes (children 4 and 5 years old). FasTracKids Enrichment Centers offer a variety of classes and activities designed to promote early learning, develop creative thinking and problem solving, build verbal communication, promote leadership and personal growth, and encourage a lifelong love of learning.
2008 - 2011
This is a secondary analysis of data collected over the long-term to determine how physical activity benefits the overall health and well-being of children over time. This study focused on theNICHD’s Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development data.
2010 - 2011
This research study uses quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and multiple regression modeling to examine healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in a national sample of out-of-school time programs.
2000 - 2005
This study sought to clarify the links and benefits between sports and high-risk sexual behavior among high-school girls.
2011 - 2013
This study looks at what influence college activities have on recruiters considering people for corporate leadership positions.