Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science (Blackwell Handbooks of Research Methods in Psychology)

Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science (Blackwell Handbooks of Research Methods in Psychology)

By: Douglas M. Teti (editor)Paperback

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The Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science is a collection of newly written articles that provide an overview of methods and approaches associated with the study of human development. Contains accessible contributions from some of the most renowned developmental scientists in the field. Provides basic information on the strengths and challenges inherent in traditional and complex research design. Discusses successful intervention approaches that have been used to promote intellectual, social, and linguistic development. Includes cutting-edge research that is forging new and exciting directions in developmental research. Provides students and scholars with a working understanding of research approaches and issues in the developmental sciences.

About Author

Douglas M. Teti is Professor of Human Development at the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Developmental Psychology, and is co-author of Development in Infancy (with Michael Lamb and Marc Bornstein, Fourth Edition 2002).


List of Contributors viii Preface xii Part I Developmental Designs 1 1 Issues in the Use of Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Designs 3Kelly Robinson Todd Schmidt and Douglas M. Teti 2 Methodological Issues in Aging Research 21K. Warner Schaie and Grace I. L. Caskie 3 Using Microgenetic Designs to Study Change Processes 40Manuela Lavelli, Andrea P.F. Pantoja, Hui-Chin Hsu, Daniel Messinger, and Alan Fogel 4 Developmental Science and the Experimental Method 66Allison Holmes and Douglas M. Teti 5 Quasi-Experimental Designs in Developmental Research: Design and Analysis Considerations 81Steven C. Pitts, Justin H. Prost, and Jamie J. Winters Part II General Issues in Developmental Measurement 101 6 Measurement of Individual Difference Constructs in Child Development, or Taking Aim at Moving Targets 103John E. Bates and Claire Novosad 7 Who Should Collect Our Data: Parents or Trained Observers? 123Ronald Seifer 8 Validating Young Children's Self-Concept Responses: Methodological Ways and Means to Understand their Responses 138Herbert Marsh, Raymond Debus, and Laurel Bornholt 9 Developmental Perspectives on Parenting Competence 161Douglas M. Teti and Keng-Yen Huang 10 Methods of Contextual Assessment and Assessing Contextual Methods: A Developmental Systems Perspective 183Richard M. Lerner, Elizabeth Dowling, and Jana Chaudhuri Part III Developmental Intervention: Traditional and Emergent Approaches in Enhancing Development 211 11 Enhancing Children's Socioemotional Development: A Review of Intervention Studies 213Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn 12 Early Childhood Education: The Journey from Efficacy Research to Effective Practice 233Craig T. Ramey and Sharon L. Ramey 13 Fostering Early Communication and Language Development 249Steven F. Warren and Dale Walker 14 Enhancing Social Competence 271Elizabeth A. Stormshak and Janet A. Welsh 15 NICU-Based Interventions for High-Risk Infants 295Christine Reiner Hess Part IV Analytic Issues and Methods in Developmental Psychology 317 16 Assessing Growth in Longitudinal Investigations: Selected Measurement and Design Issues 319Donald P. Hartmann 17 Latent Growth Curve Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling Techniques 340John J. McArdle 18 Modeling Developmental Change Over Time: Latent Growth Analysis 367Philip W. Wirtz 19 Interdependence in Development: Data Analytic Strategies for Dyadic Designs 379Deborah A. Kashy and Jennifer G. Boldry 20 Analysis of Behavioral Streams 394Roger Bakeman, Deborah F. Deckner, and Vicenc Quera Part V New Directions in Developmental Research 421 21 Emotion-Related Regulation: The Construct and its Measurement 423Nancy Eisenberg, Amanda Sheffield Morris, and Tracy L. Spinrad 22 Person Environment "Fit" and Individual Development 443Theodore D. Wachs 23 New Developments in the Study of Infant Memory 467Patricia J. Bauer 24 Understanding Children's Testimony Regarding their Alleged Abuse: Contributions of Field and Laboratory Analog Research 489Michael E. Lamb and Karen L. Thierry 25 New Research Methods in Developmental Science: Applications and Illustrations 509Marc H. Bornstein, Chun-Shin Hahn, O. Maurice Haynes, Nanmathi Manian, and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda Index 534

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  • ISBN13: 9781405153959
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781405153959
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 1405153954

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