Modeling Dyadic and Interdependent Data in the Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

Modeling Dyadic and Interdependent Data in the Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

by Noel A. Card
     
 

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This book reviews methods of conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing interdependent data in developmental and behavioral sciences. Quantitative and developmental experts describe best practices for modeling interdependent data that stem from interactions within families, relationships, and peer groups, for example. Complex models for analyzing longitudinal data,… See more details below

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This book reviews methods of conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing interdependent data in developmental and behavioral sciences. Quantitative and developmental experts describe best practices for modeling interdependent data that stem from interactions within families, relationships, and peer groups, for example. Complex models for analyzing longitudinal data, such as growth curves and time series, are also presented. Many contributors are innovators of the techniques and all are able to clearly explain the methodologies and their practical problems including issues of measurement, missing data, power and sample size, and the specific limitations of each method. Featuring a balance between analytic strategies and applications, the book addresses: The Actor-Partner Interdependence Model for analyzing influence between two individuals, The Intraclass Correlational Approach for analyzing distinguishable roles (parent-child) or exchangeable (same-sex) dyadic data, The Social Relations Model for analyzing group interdependency, Social Network Analysis approaches for relationships between individuals. This book is intended for graduate students and researchers across the developmental, social, behavioral, and educational sciences. It is an excellent research guide and a valuable resource for advanced methods courses.

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"There are relatively few guides for researchers who explore the interdependence of human functioning… This book will clearly rectify that limitation… This book... [is] …of great value to many psychologists… [and] for doctoral seminars in developmental psychology or biostatistics...I highly recommend this book." -Theresa Thorkildsen, University of Illinois, Chicago

"In its groundbreaking translation of multiple methods to its topic, this is a very important book for those who conduct developmental research on dyads and other interdependent groups. The book is essential for those planning to study development in dyadic or group relationships. As the authors cogently argue, to fail to account for change in the study of relationships is to misunderstand relationships, while the failure to account for relationships in the study of change just as reliably results in a failure to understand change. Thus, the book positions itself to guide researchers in a direction essential for the field of developmental psychology." - Clifton R. Emery, PsycCRITIQUES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203892763
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
3 MB

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