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Studying Lives through Time: Secondary Data Analyses in Developmental Psychology

Citation

Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Phelps, Erin; & Elder, Glen H., Jr. (1991). Studying Lives through Time: Secondary Data Analyses in Developmental Psychology. Developmental Psychology, 27(6), 899-910.

Abstract

To study lives in context through time, many approaches are available to the developmental psychologist. Two such ways are the analyses of longitudinal national data and secondary data analysis of long-term developmental studies conducted to answer questions not originally posed. This article considers the current opportunities for, and possible limitations of, these 2 types of analyses, the policy relevance of these analyses, and their application to interdisciplinary research

URL

https://doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.27.6.899

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Developmental Psychology

Author(s)

Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
Phelps, Erin
Elder, Glen H., Jr.

Year Published

1991

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

6

Pages

899-910

Reference ID

1618