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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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List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Developmental Designs:.

1. Issues in the Use of Longitudinal and Cross Sectional Designs: Kelly Robinson Todd Schmidt (University of Maryland) and Douglas M. Teti (Pennsylvania State University).

2. Methodological Issues in Aging Research: K. Warner Schaie (Pennsylvania State University) and Grace I. L. Caskie (Pennsylvania State University).

3. Using Microgenetic Designs To Study Change Processes: Manuela Lavelli (University of Verona), Andréa P.F. Pantoja (California State University), Hui-Chin Hsu (University of Georgia), Daniel Messinger (University of Miami), and Alan Fogel (University of Utah).

4. Developmental Psychology and the Experimental Method: Allison Holmes (University of Maryland) and Douglas M. Teti (Pennsylvania State University).

5. Quasi-Experimental Designs in Developmental Psychology: Design and Analysis Considerations: Steven C. Pitts (University of Maryland), Justin H. Prost (Arizona State University), and Jamie J. Winters (University of Maryland).

Part II. General Issues in Developmental Measurement:.

6. Measurement of Individual Difference Constructs in Child Development, Or Taking Aim at Moving Targets: John E. Bates (Indiana University) and Claire Novosad (Indiana University).

7. Who Should Collect Our Data: Parents or Trained Observers? Ronald Seifer (Brown University School of Medicine).

8. Validating Young Children‘s Self-concept Responses: Methodological Ways And Means To Understand Their Responses: Herbert Marsh (University of Western Sydney), Raymond Debus (University of Western Sydney), and Laurel Bornholt (University of Sydney).

9. Developmental Perspectives on Parenting Competence: Douglas M. Teti (Pennsylvania State University) and Keng-Yen Huang (University of Maryland).

10. Methods of Contextual Assessment and Assessing Contextual Methods: A Developmental Systems Perspective: Richard M. Lerner (Tufts University), Elizabeth Dowling (Tufts University), and Jana Chaudhuri (Tufts University).

Part III: Developmental Intervention: Traditional and Emergent Approaches in Enhancing Development:.

11. Enhancing Children’s Socio-Emotional Development: A Review of Intervention Studies: Femmie Juffer (Leiden University), Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (Leiden University), and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (Leiden University).

12. Early Childhood Education: The Journey From Efficacy Research to Effective Practice: Craig T. Ramey (Georgetown University) and Sharon L. Ramey (Georgetown University).

13. Fostering Early Communication and Language Development: Steven F. Warren (University of Kansas) and Dale Walker (University of Kansas).

14. Enhancing Social Competence: Elizabeth Stormshak (University of Oregon) and Janet A. Welsh (Pennsylvania State University).

15. NICU Based Intervention with High Risk Infants: Christine Reiner Hess (University of Maryland).

Part IV: Analytic Issues and Methods in Developmental Psychology:.

16. Assessing Growth in Longitudinal Investigations: Selected Measurement and Design Issues: Donald P. Hartmann (University of Utah).

17. Latent Growth Curve Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling Techniques: John J. McArdle (University of Virginia).

18. Modeling Developmental Change Over Time: Latent Growth Analysis: Philip W. Wirtz (George Washington University).

19. Interdependence in Development: Data Analytic Strategies for Dyadic Designs: Deborah Kashy (Michigan State University) and Jennifer G. Boldry (Montana State University).

20. Analysis of Behavioral Streams: Roger Bakeman (Georgia State University), Deborah F. Deckner (Georgia State University), and Vicenç Quera (University of Barcelona).

Part V: New Directions in Developmental Research:.

21. Emotion-Related Regulation: The Construct and Its Measurement: Nancy Eisenberg (Arizona State University), Amanda Sheffield Morris (Arizona State University), and Tracy L. Spinrad (Arizona State University).

22. Person Environment “Fit” and Individual Development: Theodore D. Wachs (Purdue University).

23. New Developments in the Study of Infant Memory: Patricia J. Bauer (University of Minnesota).

24. Understanding Children’s Testimony Regarding Their Alleged Abuse: Contributions of Field and Laboratory Analog Research: Michael E. Lamb (Cambridge University) and Karen L. Thierry (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda).

25. New Research Methods in Developmental Science: Marc H. Bornstein (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda), Chun-Shin Hahn (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda), O. Maurice Haynes (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda), Nanmathi Manian (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda), and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda).

Index.

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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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  • 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.
See More
"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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