ERIC Number: EJ1053052
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Publication Date: 2015
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New Directions for the Study of Within-Individual Variability in Development: The Power of "N = 1"
Barbot, Baptiste; Perchec, Cyrille
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n147 p57-67 Spr 2015
This article provides an introduction to the idiographic approach ("N = 1" research) in developmental psychology and an overview of methodological and statistical techniques employed to address the study of within-individual variability in development. Through a popularization of the idiographic approach and associated statistical techniques, but also through technical advances in the apparatus used to produce single-case intensive longitudinal data, the "power" of "N = 1" is becoming increasingly tangible and may challenge, or supplement, established paradigms in nomothetic (group-level) developmental psychology.
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Individual Development, Ideography, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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