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Developmental Research Methods

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ISBN-10: 0132081334

ISBN-13: 9780132081337

Edition: 1987

Authors: Scott A. Miller

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This overview of developmental research methods prepares students to carry out, report, and evaluate research.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

Introduction
Goals of the Book
Steps in a Research Program
Plan of the Book
Summary
Exercises
General Principles
Variables
Validity
Sampling
Control
Subject Variables
Outcomes
Threats to Validity
Summary
Exercises
Design
Age Comparisons
The Microgenetic Method
Condition Comparisons
Correlational Research
Summary
Exercises
Measurement
Some Basic Concepts
Quality of Measurement
Looking Inside the Brain: Methods of Measuring Brain Activity
Tests
Regression
Observational Methods
Summary
Exercises
Procedure
Standardization
Some Sources of Bias
Reactivity and Related Problems
Archival Data
Experimenter Bias
Loss of Participants
Summary
Exercises
Contexts for Research
Lab and Field
The Experience Sampling Method
Ecological Systems
Summary
Exercises
Qualitative and Applied Research
Qualitative Research
Applied Research
Summary
Exercises
Statistics
Uses of Statistics
Some More About Significance
Choosing a Statistical Test
Correlations
Alternatives to and Extensions of ANOVA
Meta-Analysis
Some General Points
Summary
Exercises
Ethics
Guidelines and Procedures
Rights of the Research Participant
Summary
Exercises
Writing
Some General Points
Sections of an Article
Some Specific Stylistic Points
Summary
Exercises
Infancy
General Issues
Infant Perception
Infant Cognitive Development
Infant Social Development
Attachment and Infant Day Care
Summary
Exercises
Cognitive Development
The Piagetian Approach
The Intelligence Test Approach
Memory
Theory of Mind
Executive Function
Concepts
Summary
Exercises
Social Development
Moral Development
Self-Concept
Sex Differences
Child Rearing
Summary
Exercises
Aging
General Issues (As Illustrated by the Study of IQ)
Wisdom
Memory
Personality and Social Development
Summary
Exercises
Appendix
Glossary
References
Indexes