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Unformatted text preview: nal validity 6 5/15/13 3. Microgenetic Designs   Used to provide an in-depth depiction of processes that produce change in this approach, children who are thought to be on the verge of an important developmental change are provided with hieghtended exposure to the type of experience that is believed to porduce the change and are studied intensely while their behaviour is in transition pro: intensive observation of changes while they are occurring can reveal process of change -reveals individual change patterns over short periods in considerable detail con: doesnt provided info about typical pattern of change over long periods -doesnt reveal individual change patterns over long periods E. Ethical Issues in Child-Development Research Researchers have a vital responsibility to anticipate potential risks that the children in their studies may encounter, to minimize such risks, and to make sure that the benefits of the research outweigh the potential harm. F. Common Procedures for Studying Infants Preference Discrimination   Interaction     7 5/15/13 side by side: just show 2 things; look or reach towards pref Preference   Side-by-Side   Sequential Discrimination     Habituation/response to novelty Oddball procedure Interaction   Caregiver/Infant   Toy   sequential: infants indicate pref by looking/playing longer with one sequentially presented stimuli over another habitutation: same stimuli is presented repeatedly until looking time declines to 5...
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