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Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science

Douglas M. Teti (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-75658-4
584 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors viii

Preface xii

Part I Developmental Designs 1

1 Issues in the Use of Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Designs 3
Kelly Robinson Todd Schmidt and Douglas M. Teti

2 Methodological Issues in Aging Research 21
K. Warner Schaie and Grace I. L. Caskie

3 Using Microgenetic Designs to Study Change Processes 40
Manuela Lavelli, Andréa P.F. Pantoja, Hui-Chin Hsu, Daniel Messinger, and Alan Fogel

4 Developmental Science and the Experimental Method 66
Allison Holmes and Douglas M. Teti

5 Quasi-Experimental Designs in Developmental Research: Design and Analysis Considerations 81
Steven 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 103
John E. Bates and Claire Novosad

7 Who Should Collect Our Data: Parents or Trained Observers? 123
Ronald Seifer

8 Validating Young Children's Self-Concept Responses: Methodological Ways and Means to Understand their Responses 138
Herbert Marsh, Raymond Debus, and Laurel Bornholt

9 Developmental Perspectives on Parenting Competence 161
Douglas M. Teti and Keng-Yen Huang

10 Methods of Contextual Assessment and Assessing Contextual Methods: A Developmental Systems Perspective 183
Richard 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 213
Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

12 Early Childhood Education: The Journey from Efficacy Research to Effective Practice 233
Craig T. Ramey and Sharon L. Ramey

13 Fostering Early Communication and Language Development 249
Steven F. Warren and Dale Walker

14 Enhancing Social Competence 271
Elizabeth A. Stormshak and Janet A. Welsh

15 NICU-Based Interventions for High-Risk Infants 295
Christine Reiner Hess

Part IV Analytic Issues and Methods in Developmental Psychology 317

16 Assessing Growth in Longitudinal Investigations: Selected Measurement and Design Issues 319
Donald P. Hartmann

17 Latent Growth Curve Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling Techniques 340
John J. McArdle

18 Modeling Developmental Change Over Time: Latent Growth Analysis 367
Philip W. Wirtz

19 Interdependence in Development: Data Analytic Strategies for Dyadic Designs 379
Deborah A. Kashy and Jennifer G. Boldry

20 Analysis of Behavioral Streams 394
Roger Bakeman, Deborah F. Deckner, and Vicenç Quera

Part V New Directions in Developmental Research 421

21 Emotion-Related Regulation: The Construct and its Measurement 423
Nancy Eisenberg, Amanda Sheffield Morris, and Tracy L. Spinrad

22 Person–Environment "Fit" and Individual Development 443
Theodore D. Wachs

23 New Developments in the Study of Infant Memory 467
Patricia J. Bauer

24 Understanding Children's Testimony Regarding their Alleged Abuse: Contributions of Field and Laboratory Analog Research 489
Michael E. Lamb and Karen L. Thierry

25 New Research Methods in Developmental Science: Applications and Illustrations 509
Marc H. Bornstein, Chun-Shin Hahn, O. Maurice Haynes, Nanmathi Manian, and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda

Index 534

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Author Information

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).
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The Wiley Advantage


  • 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.
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Reviews

"As the title suggests, this is a wide-ranging handbook for students and researchers covering five key areas: developmental research designs, issues around development measurement, data analysis, methods in developmental psychology and new directions in devlopmental research. A state of the art treatment." The Scientific and Medical Network

“This book will become a classic. It fills a void in developmental science by providing a comprehensive review of developmental designs and methods in a way that is both accessible and compelling. By providing examples of differing methods used across different domains of inquiry, the Handbook does an excellent job of capturing the variation in research that is developmental science. I will use it as a reference for years to come.” Sarah Mangelsdorf, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


“A fascinating, essential resource for developmental scientists. This volume examines cutting-edge issues in design, measurement, analytic methods, and applications in chapters by leading researchers. As they profile state-of-the-art methods in specific research areas, the contributors offer a portrayal of developmental science as innovative, challenging, and vigorous. This is an important collection that experienced and novice investigators will find valuable.” Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis

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