Demystifying moderators and mediators in intellectual and developmental disabilities research: a primer and review of the literature.

@article{Farmer2012DemystifyingMA,
  title={Demystifying moderators and mediators in intellectual and developmental disabilities research: a primer and review of the literature.},
  author={Cristan A Farmer},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 12},
  pages={1148-60}
}
BACKGROUND Intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) researchers have been relatively slow to adopt the search for moderators and mediators, although these variables are key in understanding how and why relationships exist between variables. Although the traditional method of causal steps is useful for describing and understanding moderators and mediators, it is not sufficient for statistical analysis. METHODS The theoretical and statistical processes of evaluating moderators and… CONTINUE READING

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