08 - Improving Developmental...

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Unformatted text preview: 2-5-08Improving Developmental Designs:Longitudinal-Sequential Design:•This design combines the longitudinal and sequential designs•It detects cohort effects by comparing same-age results for participants who were born in different years•It is possible to do both longitudinal and cross-sectional comparisons•The design is efficientEthics in research on Children:•The quest for scientific knowledge can sometimes exploit children•Children are more vulnerable than adults to physical and physiological harm•The immaturity of children makes it difficult at times for them to evaluate the meaning of their research participation•The ethical principle of informed consent requires special interpretation when participants are children•For children 7 years and older, their own informed consent, as well as the informed consent of their parents should be obtained•Debriefing with children does not always work as well Children’s research rights:•Protection from harm•Informed consent...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSY 203 taught by Professor Gianico during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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