ME:Intials or Full Names?

From: Christie M. Thomas
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Date: 07 Oct 1996
Time: 14:32:55


Eugene, TA's, and classmates

I attended the Friday session at Barrios Unidos. During debriefing we had a discussion about the use of the kids full names in our field notes posting on the web. It is usually the case in other psychology courses that we use pseudonyms to refer to real kids because confidentiality and similar issues. Because of this we resolved to using only initials to refer to the kids, (first and last if you know both). With both initials and other defining characteristics (age & gender) other students should be able to tell which child we are refering to.

Eugene I've noticed you suggesting that we use full names, is that how you'd like us to refer to the kids? Initials or full name?