Research Methods in Adult Development
The study of adult development is grounded in the principles of scientific inquiry. Information concerning aging is gathered in the same ways as in other sciences, such as biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the medical and allied health fields. Adult developmentalists have the same problems as other scientists: finding appropriate control or comparison groups, limiting generalizations to the types of groups included in the research, and finding adequate means of measurement (Kausler, 1982).
KeywordsStructural Equation Modeling Semistructured Interview Path Diagram Adult Development Social Time
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