Best Practices in Quantitative Methods for Developmentalists, Volume 71, Number 3
November 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENTALISTS.
EDITORS’ PREFACE vii.
INTRODUCTION TO THE MONOGRAPH.
Kathleen McCartney, Margaret Burchinal, and Kristen L. Bub 1.
I. DATA MANAGEMENT: RECOMMENDED PRACTICES.
Margaret Burchinal and Eloise Neebe 9.
II. MEASUREMENT ISSUES AND PSYCHOMETRICS METHODS.
IN DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH.
Richard G. Lambert, Lauren Nelson, Denise Brewer, and Margaret Burchinal 24.
III. MISSING DATA: WHAT TO DO WITH OR WITHOUT THEM.
Keith F. Widaman 42.
IV. GROWTH CURVE ANALYSIS: AN INTRODUCTION TO VARIOUS.
METHODS FOR ANALYZING LONGITUDINAL DATA.
Margaret Burchinal, Lauren Nelson, and Michele Poe 65.
V. CONTEMPORARY ADVANCES AND CLASSIC ADVICE FOR.
ANALYZING MEDIATING AND MODERATING VARIABLES.
Eric Dearing and Lawrence C. Hamilton 88.
VI. SELECTION, DETECTION, AND REFLECTION.
Kathleen McCartney, Kristen L. Bub, and Margaret Burchinal 105.
VII. THE PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF FINDINGS.
Roger Bakeman 127.
STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY 149
at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author, with
J. M. Gottman, of Observing Interaction: An Introduction to Sequential Analysis
(2nd ed.; 1997), and, with V. Quera, of Analyzing Interaction: Sequential
Analysis With SDIS and GSEQ (1995). His interests include observational
methodology and sequential analysis of observational data.
Denise Brewer (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte) is currently
an Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University in the Child
Development Department. She earned her Ph.D. in special education. She
also received her master’s degree from the University of North at Carolina
Chapel Hill in early intervention and family support and her undergraduate
degree from Appalachian State University in birth through kindergarten.
Research interests and background include assessment issues with
Kristen L. Bub (M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education) is a fifth
year doctoral student in Human Development and Psychology. She earned
her master’s degree in human development, with a concentration in research
methods, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her
research focuses on the role that early education experiences play in children’s
social and academic development.
Margaret Burchinal (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is a Senior Scientist
and director of the Data Management and Analysis Center at the
Frank Porter Graham Center and Research Professor of Psychology at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a methodologist who is
best known for her methodological work on longitudinal modeling as well
as for her substantive work on child care.