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Table 1 Data collection methods, goals, participants, and instruments

From: Assessing the play and learning environments of children under two years in peri-urban Lima, Peru: a formative research study

Method Goal Participants Instrument
Semi-structured interview Understand practices and perceptions around caregiving and healthy child development 30 caregiver-child dyads Interview guide with open-ended questions and probes
Structured interview Questionnaire with close-ended questions; adapted in part from Fisher et al. (2008)
Spot-check Assess toys and learning materials available in the physical home setting Standardized checklist adapted from “Learning materials” domain of HOME-IT
Unstructured observations Assess the quality of caregiver-child interaction surrounding play and communication 30-min video-recorded observations rated according to adapted IPCI
Key informant interviews Gather supplemental information on perceived barriers to ECD and learning within the home 12 daycare instructors Interview guide with open-ended questions and probes