The microgenetic method. A direct means for studying cognitive development.

@article{Siegler1991TheMM,
  title={The microgenetic method. A direct means for studying cognitive development.},
  author={Robert S. Siegler and Kevin Crowley},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={606-20}
}
Progress in understanding cognitive developmental change mechanisms requires methods that yield detailed data about particular changes. The microgenetic method is an approach that can yield such data. It involves (a) observations of individual children throughout the period of the change, (b) a high density of observations relative to the rate of change within that period, and (c) intensive trial-by-trial analyses intended to infer the processes that gave rise to the change. This approach can… CONTINUE READING
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