Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science. Blackwell Handbooks of Research Methods in Psychology

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  • 584 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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TheHandbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science brings together a team of leading developmental scientists to provide a state–of–the–art overview of methods and approaches associated with the study of human development. It contains accessible contributions from some of the most renowned developmental scientists in the field. Topics discussed include: traditional and complex designs in developmental research and the strengths and challenges inherent in each; the use of experimentation and quasi–experimentation in studies of development; developmental measurement issues; conceptualizations of change and approaches to assess it; intervention approaches to promote development in high–risk samples; and cutting–edge research that is forging new and exciting directions in developmental research.

This volume is a vital resource for students and scholars wishing to gain a working understanding of research approaches and issues in the developmental sciences.

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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, Andréa 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 Vicenç 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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