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Unformatted text preview: 2-5-08Improving Developmental Designs:Longitudinal-Sequential Design:This design combines the longitudinal and sequential designsIt detects cohort effects by comparing same-age results for participants who were born in different yearsIt is possible to do both longitudinal and cross-sectional comparisonsThe design is efficientEthics in research on Children:The quest for scientific knowledge can sometimes exploit childrenChildren are more vulnerable than adults to physical and physiological harmThe immaturity of children makes it difficult at times for them to evaluate the meaning of their research participationThe ethical principle of informed consent requires special interpretation when participants are childrenFor children 7 years and older, their own informed consent, as well as the informed consent of their parents should be obtainedDebriefing with children does not always work as well Childrens research rights:Protection from harmInformed consent...
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