Child development with the D-score: tuning instruments to unity

Iris Eekhout, Stef van Buuren
2021 Gates Open Research  
The chapter familiarises the reader with an intuitive yet powerful methodology to tune instruments to a common unit, presenting a fresh approach that expresses measurements made by different instruments on the D-score scale. As a result, the reader may compare D-scores between ages, children or cohorts. It shows how to exploit common developmental milestones to bridge instruments and cohorts; presents an analysis to obtain D-scores from 16 cohorts and 14 instruments; compares D-score
more » ... D-score age-distribution across populations from four continents; suggests an indicator for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; and defines developmentally-on-track.
doi:10.12688/gatesopenres.13223.1 fatcat:jnbrhvaehnhnrmkkipvtqb72hy