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ERIC Number: EJ788233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
New Methods for New Questions: Obstacles and Opportunities
Foster, E. Michael; Kalil, Ariel
Developmental Psychology, v44 n2 p301-304 Mar 2008
Two forces motivate this special section, "New Methods for New Questions in Developmental Psychology." First are recent developments in social science methodology and the increasing availability of those methods in common software packages. Second, at the same time psychologists' understanding of developmental phenomena has continued to grow. At their best, these developments in theory and methods work in tandem, fueling each other. Newer methods make it possible for scientists to better test their ideas; better ideas lead methodologists to techniques that better reflect, capture, and quantify the underlying processes. The articles in this special section represent a sampling of these new methods and new questions. The authors describe common themes in these articles and identify barriers to future progress, such as the lack of data sharing by and analytical training for developmentalists.
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Language: English
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