How to build a better mousetrap: introduction to the special issue on methodology and design.

  • Robert Noll
  • Published 2002 in Journal of pediatric psychology

Abstract

tains information about the results of research, this issue highlights the process of research. That is, how does a scientist ask a question and collect data that will allow us to begin to understand the answer to a question? The complexity of the issues raised by these articles serves as a reminder of our exponential growth as a scientific field. The call for articles on methodology and design elicited a wide range of work focusing on issues ranging from complex statistical procedures to the need to report basic demographic information. In general, the work selected after peer review for inclusion in this special issue may be classified into three broad categories: (1) design and methodological issues, (2) novel approaches to research, and (3) contemporary statistical strategies. The reader should note that this categorization provides a broad overview and that the articles commonly contain ideas relevant to multiple domains, as well as common themes across domains.

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@article{Noll2002HowTB, title={How to build a better mousetrap: introduction to the special issue on methodology and design.}, author={Robert Noll}, journal={Journal of pediatric psychology}, year={2002}, volume={27 1}, pages={1-3} }