This introduction to research methods is designed for applied research methods courses focused on human development. Accessible and clearly written, the textbook offers highly descriptive examples taken from developmental and family research studies.
- Focus on life-span development. Designed explicitly for research methods courses focused on human development, the text reflects an interdisciplinary, life-span approach.
- Clear writing and examples. Challenging concepts come to life through carefully chosen examples of research and case studies from the areas of psychology, sociology, educational psychology, family science, nursing, allied health, and public policy studies.
- Chapter on factorial designs. This is the only text for human developmental methods to devote an entire chapter to factorial designs (Chapter 12).
- Research report model. Appendix A provides a sample research paper which reflects the revised APA publication guidelines and gives students the basis for writing a coherent and publishable research report.
- Balanced coverage of methods. A complete balance between experimental and non-experimental methods appears throughout the text.