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University of California, Irvine Baby Books 2

FAQ

Why is this research important?
Research on mothers, fathers, and their babies helps to us to learn how to improve family life and the future of our children.  Such research can influence policy and promote healthy families as well as improve children’s skills so they can be ready to succeed in school.

Where does your funding come from?
Our research is funded by the National Institute of Health.

How can I contact the Baby Books 2 team?
We can be contacted by our toll free 800 number, or via email. See the contact page for details.

Why is it important that my family stay involved in the study?
Our study follows families over two years.  During this time we will learn more about book reading and how your child is growing and developing. Mothers and fathers will receive information about child development and how to be best care for their babies. Working with families over time is the best way to learn about how children grow and develop. So once you sign up, we hope you continue until the end of the study (when your baby is 30 months old).  We understand that this is can be hard for a new family, and we are grateful for the time it takes for you to be in our study.  Because of this, you will be paid for each home visit and phone call.

Am I eligible for the study?
Currently this study is open to first-time mothers and fathers who live together with an infant age 9 months or younger.  The study is currently only in English and Spanish.

Are you currently accepting applicants?
Yes! Please see our contact page to either call or email us and a researcher will be in touch shortly.  Thank you!

How do you keep our families information private?
All of your family’s information is password protected and cloud-based and can only be accessed by authorized researchers.

Your participation is voluntary. That means you are free to stop at any time or skip any part of the visit and/or questions you want. Your participation in this research is completely confidential. That means that your name will not be on any of the information we collect. Instead, we will replace all mothers, fathers, and babies’ names with a number. Data are kept securely and only researchers involved with the study will have access to the information collected.

What compensation is provided for participating?
Participants will be paid for every interview they complete. Each adult parent participant will be paid up to $240 in cash or by check. ($480 per family). Payments will occur after each data collection episode (provided in-person during home visits and mailed following phone calls).  Please see the chart below for more information.


Child Age

Type of Contact

$ Amount per parent

9 month

Home visit

$50

12 month

Phone call

$20

15 month

Phone Call

$20

18 month

Home Visit

$40

21 month

Phone call

$20

24  month

Home visit

$40

30 month

Home visit

$50

 

The Baby Book 2 project is a collaboration between the
University of Maryland and the University of California, Irvine.