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Contents Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Goals of the Book Steps in a Research Program Plan of the Book Summary Exercises Chapter 2. General Principles Variables Validity Sampling Control Subject Variables Outcomes Threats to Validity Summary Exercises Chapter 3. Design Age Comparisons Box 3.1: The Microgenetic Method Condition Comparisons Correlational Research Summary Exercises Chapter 4. Measurement Some Basic Concepts Quality of Measurement Box 4.1: Looking Inside the Brain: Methods of Measuring Brain Activity Tests Observational Methods Summary Exercises Chapter 5. Procedure Standardization Some Sources of Bias Reactivity and Related Problems Box 5.1: Archival Data Experimenter Bias Loss of Participants Summary Exercises Chapter 6. Contexts For Research Lab and Field Box 6.1: The Experience Sampling Method Ecological Systems Summary Exercises Chapter 7. Qualitative and Applied Research Qualitative Research Applied Research Summary Exercises Chapter 8. Statistics Uses of Statistics Some More About Significance Choosing a Statistical Test Correlations Alternatives to and Extensions of ANOVA Box 8.1: Meta-Analysis Some General Points Summary Exercises Chapter 9. Ethics Guidelines and Procedures Rights of the Research Participant Summary Exercises Chapter 10. Writing Some General Points Sections of an Article Some Specific Stylistic Points Summary Exercises Chapter 11. Infancy General Issues Infant Perception Infant Cognitive Development Infant Social Development Box 11.1: Attachment and Infant Day Care Summary Exercises Chapter 12. Cognitive Development The Piagetian Approach The Intelligence Test Approach Memory Theory of Mind Box 12.1: Executive Function Concepts Summary Exercises Chapter 13. Social Development Moral Development Self-Concept Sex Differences Child Rearing Summary Exercises Chapter 14. Aging General Issues (As Illustrated by the Study of IQ) Box 14.1: Wisdom Memory Personality and Social Development Summary Exercises Appendix Glossary References Indexes Author Index Subject Index
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Developmental psychology -- Research -- Methodology.