Developmental Research Methods

Author: Scott A. Miller
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506332021
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Fifth Edition of Scott A. Miller’s classic Developmental Research Methods presents an overview of methods to prepare students to carry out, report on, and evaluate research on human development across the lifespan. The book explores every step in the research process, from the initial concept to the final written product, covering conceptual issues of experimental design, as well as the procedural skills necessary to translate design into research. Incorporating new topics, pedagogy, and references, this edition conveys an appreciation of the issues that must be addressed, the decisions that must be made, and the obstacles that must be overcome at every phase in a research project, capturing both the excitement and the challenge of doing quality research on topics that matter.

Handbook of Developmental Research Methods

Author: Brett Laursen
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609189515
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Appropriate for use in developmental research methods or analysis of change courses, this is the first methods handbook specifically designed to meet the needs of those studying development. Leading developmental methodologists present cutting-edge analytic tools and describe how and when to use them, in accessible, nontechnical language. They also provide valuable guidance for strengthening developmental research with designs that anticipate potential sources of bias. Throughout the chapters, research examples demonstrate the procedures in action and give readers a better understanding of how to match research questions to developmental methods. The companion website (www.guilford.com/laursen-materials) supplies data and program syntax files for many of the chapter examples.

Categorical Variables in Developmental Research

Author: Alexander von Eye
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080528717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Categorical Variables in Developmental Research provides developmental researchers with the basic tools for understanding how to utilize categorical variables in their data analysis. Covering the measurement of individual differences in growth rates, the measurement of stage transitions, latent class and log-linear models, chi-square, and more, the book provides a means for developmental researchers to make use of categorical data. Measurement and repeated observations of categorical data Catastrophe theory Latent class and log-linear models Applications

Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science

Author: Douglas M. Teti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470756586
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Design and Development Research

Author: Rita C. Richey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136791280
Format: PDF, Docs
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AECT Design & Development Outstanding Book Award for 2008! Design and Development Research thoroughly discusses methods and strategies appropriate for conducting design and development research. Rich with examples and explanations, the book describes actual strategies that researchers have used to conduct two major types of design and development research: 1) product and tool research and 2) model research. Common challenges confronted by researchers in the field when planning and conducting a study are explored and procedural explanations are supported by a wide variety of examples taken from current literature. Samples of actual research tools are also presented. Important features in this volume include: concise checklists at the end of each chapter to give a clear summary of the steps involved in the various phases of a project; an examination of the critical types of information and data often gathered in studies, and unique procedures for collecting these data; examples of data collection instruments, as well as the use of technology in data collection; and a discussion of the process of extracting meaning from data and interpreting product and tool and model research findings. Design and Development Research is appropriate for both experienced researchers and those preparing to become researchers. It is intended for scholars interested in planning and conducting design and development research, and is intended to stimulate future thinking about methods, strategies, and issues related to the field.

Life span Developmental Psychology

Author: Paul B. Baltes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317760344
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What are the changes we see over the life-span? How can we explain them? And how do we account for individual differences? This volume continues to examine these questions and to report advances in empirical research within life-span development increasing its interdisciplinary nature. The relationships between individual development, social context, and historical change are salient issues discussed in this volume, as are nonnormative and atypical events contributing to life-span change.

Quantitative Social Research Methods

Author: Kultar Singh
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132101197
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Quantitative Social Research Methods explores the entire spectrum of quantitative social research methods and their application, with special reference to the development sector. It provides detailed coverage of all statistical research and analysis method with an emphasis on multivariate analysis techniques, such as regression discriminant analysis, logistic regression, factor, factor, cluster, correspondence and conjoint analysis. The book is thematically arranged in two sections: the first section introduces development research techniques, explores the genesis and scope of social research, research processes and then goes on to explain univariate, bivariate and multivariate data analysis with the help of software packages such as SPSS and STATA. The second focuses on the application of social and development research methods in the development sector. It explores research method application and the issues relevant to aspects of development such as population, health and nutrition, poverty and rural development, education, water and sanitation, and environment and natural resource management.

Early Child Development in the 21st Century

Author: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807743364
Format: PDF
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This single-volume resource provides detailed information on current large-scale and longitudinal research studies focusing on early childhood development--the situations and experiences of young American children. Twenty-eight studies are profiled addressing such issues as early childhood interventions for children in poverty, neighborhood characteristics and residence patterns of children and their families, the role of fathers in families, school readiness and the transition to school, and maternal employment issues including child care and welfare reform.

Research Methods in Child Language

Author: Erika Hoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444344013
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the methods researchers use to study child language, written by experienced scholars in the study of language development. Presents a comprehensive survey of laboratory and naturalistic techniques used in the study of different domains of language, age ranges, and populations, and explains the questions addressed by each technique Presents new research methods, such as the use of functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study the activity of the brain Expands on more traditional research methods such as collection, transcription, and coding of speech samples that have been transformed by new hardware and software