Beacom School of Business South Dakota Kids Count

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The Rural KIDS COUNT Project was grounded in the recognition that children do better when families are strong and families do better when they live in areas that help them succeed. The individual and collective report prepared from this research blends data and statistics with the stories gathered from focus groups with families and interviews with community and business leaders. With generous funding provided by the Annie E. Casey foundation five state collaboratives were funded: Great Plains Collaborative (ND, SD, NE); Northwest Rural Communities Project (OR, WA); The Southern Rural Family Strengthening Project (AL, KY, TN); Northern New England Project (ME, NH, VT); and Rural Kids Count (AR, OK).

Great Plains Collaborative Report (ND, NE, SD)
A Guidebook For Conducting Rural Research Utilizing Focus Groups and Key Informant Services
The Guidebook is a step-by-step process of how to conduct rural research similar to what the Great Plains conducted.