Developmental Follow-up

Developmental Follow-up : Concepts, Domains and Methods

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This work provides a theoretical and methodological exploration of longitudinal studies on child development. Covering areas from experimental design and data analysis to recent examples of longitudinal research findings, this text is a guide to rethinking issues and strategies for future research. Five sections cover theoretical perspectives, domains of longitudinal research, sources of data, experimental design and data analysis.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0122678559
  • 9780122678554

Table of contents

From the past to the future of developmental follow-up research; developmental theory, prediction, and the developmental equation in follow-up research; ecological perspectives on longitudinal follow-up studies; developmental research in behavioural teratology - effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on child development; health surveillance and the development of children; early cognitive development and the contribution of peer interaction - a Piagetian view; expanding the boundaries of evaluation - strategies for refining and evaluating ill-defined interventions; developmental psychopathology and multiplex developmental disorder; developmental follow-up strategies - assessing child psychopathology in developmental follow-up studies; parents as scientific observers of their children's development; assessment of cognitive and language functioning - a developmental perspective; environmental issues in developmental follow-up research. Experimental design and data analysis: the special methodological problems of childhood developmental follow-up studies - focus on planning; methodological considerations and strategies for studying the longterm follow-up of early intervention; modeling duration and the timing of events - using survival analysis in longterm follow-up studies; towards a developmental epidemiology; developmental epidemiology; child care and child development - the NICHD study of early child care.
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