Designing multidisciplinary longitudinal studies of human development: analyzing past research to inform methodology.

@article{Shulruf2007DesigningML,
  title={Designing multidisciplinary longitudinal studies of human development: analyzing past research to inform methodology.},
  author={Boaz Shulruf and Susan Morton and Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Claire O'Loughlin and Robyn S Dixon},
  journal={Evaluation & the health professions},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={207-28}
}
This review identifies key issues associated with the design of future longitudinal studies of human development. Sixteen international studies were compared for initial response and retention rate, sample size, type of data collected, and sampling frames. The studies had little information about the influences of fathers, extended family members, childcare, and educational institutions; the effects of peers; children's use of time; the needs of disabled children; urban versus rural… CONTINUE READING