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Table 3 Timeline for data collection

From: Effects of workplace bullying on Chinese children’s health, behaviours and school adjustment via parenting: study protocol for a longitudinal study

Month 2017 2018 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Preparation
1. Review literature for designing three different questionnaires for parents, teachers and students 2. Liaise and recruit schools for pilot study and main study 3. Prepare consent forms for parents, teachers, and students 4. Apply for ethics approval (4 months) x x x x                           
Pilot study
1. Recruit participants for focus group interviews for operational definition 2. Conduct pilot study in two primary schools 3. Recruit participants to provide feedback on the questionnaire (Organize qualitative interviews for parents, teachers and students) 4. Revise questionnaire 5. Conduct factor analysis, data analysis based on data from pilot study (4 months)     x x x x                        
Main study: Baseline  
1. Liaise schools for data collection 2. Conduct survey for baseline (18 schools in 18 districts) (8 months)        x x x x x x x x                 
Main study: Follow-up  
1. Analyze data for Time One 2. Liaise schools for follow-up data collection (5 months)               x x x x x             
Conduct main study (Follow-up) 1. Collect data for follow up study (8 months)                    x x x x x x x x     
Completion Phase                               
1. Report writing 2. Analyze data (6 months)                          x x x x x x