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Unformatted text preview: e course of an experiment.       Experimental group receive an experience of interest, the independent variable. Control group does not receive this experience. The dependent variable is a behavior that is hypothesized to be affected by the independent variable. 5 5/15/13 D. Designs for Examining Development 1. Cross-Sectional 2. Longitudinal 3. Microgenetic 1. Cross-Sectional Designs   Children of different ages are compared on a given behavior or characteristic over a short period of time adavtnages: yields useful data amongst different age groups; quick and easy to adminiser disadvantage: uninforming about stability or dinidviual difference across time -uniformative about similarities and differences in inidviual children's patterns of change 2. Longitudinal Designs   Used when the same children are studied twice or more over a substantial period of time advantage: indicates the degree of stability of individual diffrence over long periods -reveals individual children's patterns of change over long periods dis: difficult to keep all partcipants in study -repeadetly resting children can threaten exter...
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