Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods

Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods

The Handbook of Gerotology Research Methods is a primer that provides an overview of key areas of interest, as well as an understanding of the most important research challenges and issues in this growing field.

Author: Leigh Riby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138779067

Category: Aging

Page: 254

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The Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods offers a clear understanding of the most important research challenges and issues in the burgeoning field of the psychology of aging. As people in developed countries live longer, so a range of research methods has evolved that allows a more nuanced understanding of how we develop psychological and neurologically. Allied to this is an increasing concern with the idea of well-being, a concept which places cognitive performance and development within a more socially grounded context. With contributions from a range of top international scholars, the book addresses both typical and atypical aging, highlighting key areas such as physical and cognitive exercise, nutrition, stress, diabetes and issues related to death, dying and bereavement. Successful ageing is emphasised throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with a series of practical tips on how to undertake successful research in this area. This unique collection is the first book to provide both a concise overview of the major themes, findings and current controversies in this growing field, as well as an understanding of the practical issues when researching older adults which may impact on research outcomes, intervention, policy and future directions. Designed for both students and researchers interested in the psychology of aging, but also highly relevant for students or researchers in related fields such as health psychology and social care, the Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand more about the psychology of aging. "
Categories: Aging

Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods

Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods

The Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods offers a clear understanding of the most important research challenges and issues in the burgeoning field of the psychology of aging.

Author: Leigh Riby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317675679

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 802

The Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods offers a clear understanding of the most important research challenges and issues in the burgeoning field of the psychology of aging. As people in developed countries live longer, so a range of research methods has evolved that allows a more nuanced understanding of how we develop psychological and neurologically. Allied to this is an increasing concern with the idea of well-being, a concept which places cognitive performance and development within a more socially grounded context. With contributions from a range of top international scholars, the book addresses both typical and atypical aging, highlighting key areas such as physical and cognitive exercise, nutrition, stress, diabetes and issues related to death, dying and bereavement. Successful ageing is emphasised throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with a series of practical tips on how to undertake successful research in this area. This unique collection is the first book to provide both a concise overview of the major themes, findings and current controversies in this growing field, as well as an understanding of the practical issues when researching older adults which may impact on research outcomes, intervention, policy and future directions. Designed for both students and researchers interested in the psychology of aging, but also highly relevant for students or researchers in related fields such as health psychology and social care, the Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand more about the psychology of aging.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods

Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods

The Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods offers a clear understanding of the most important research challenges and issues in the burgeoning field of ...

Author: Leigh Riby

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317675686

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 774

The Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods offers a clear understanding of the most important research challenges and issues in the burgeoning field of the psychology of aging. As people in developed countries live longer, so a range of research methods has evolved that allows a more nuanced understanding of how we develop psychological and neurologically. Allied to this is an increasing concern with the idea of well-being, a concept which places cognitive performance and development within a more socially grounded context. With contributions from a range of top international scholars, the book addresses both typical and atypical aging, highlighting key areas such as physical and cognitive exercise, nutrition, stress, diabetes and issues related to death, dying and bereavement. Successful ageing is emphasised throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with a series of practical tips on how to undertake successful research in this area. This unique collection is the first book to provide both a concise overview of the major themes, findings and current controversies in this growing field, as well as an understanding of the practical issues when researching older adults which may impact on research outcomes, intervention, policy and future directions. Designed for both students and researchers interested in the psychology of aging, but also highly relevant for students or researchers in related fields such as health psychology and social care, the Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand more about the psychology of aging.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised ...

Author: Linda George

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124172852

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 635

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others. Covers the key areas in sociological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update of the material Headed up by returning editor Linda K. George, and new editor Kenneth Ferraro, highly respected voices and researchers within the sociology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings Includes theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society Serves as a useful resource—an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise, and a tribute to the rich bodies of scholarship that comprise aging research in the social sciences
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Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory

Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory

Methodological issues in aging research. In D. M. Teti (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in developmental science (pp. 21–39).

Author: Hajime Otani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429801570

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

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The Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory presents a collection of chapters on methodology used by researchers in investigating human memory. Understanding the basic cognitive function of human memory is critical in a wide variety of fields, such as clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education, neuroscience, and gerontology, and studying memory has become particularly urgent in recent years due to the prominence of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. However, choosing the most appropriate method of research is a daunting task for most scholars. This book explores the methods that are currently available in various areas of human memory research and serves as a reference manual to help guide readers’ own research. Each chapter is written by prominent researchers and features cutting-edge research on human memory and cognition, with topics ranging from basic memory processes to cognitive neuroscience to further applications. The focus here is not on the "what," but the "how"—how research is best conducted on human memory.
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Handbook of Research Methods in Health Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Health Psychology

AGING. RESEARCH. METHODS. Sabihah. Moola. and. Christo. P. Cilliers. Overview This chapter on gender and aging offers a gendered perspective of the aging of ...

Author: Deborah Fish Ragin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429948565

Category: Psychology

Page: 442

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In this comprehensive handbook, Ragin and Keenan present an all-encompassing analysis of the variety of different methods used in health psychology research. Featuring interdisciplinary collaborations from leading academics, this meticulously written volume is a guide to conducting cutting-edge research using tested and vetted best practices. It explains important research techniques, why they are selected and how they are conducted. The book critically examines both cutting-edge methods, such as those used in NextGen genetics, nudge theory, and the brain’s vulnerability to addiction, as well as the classic methods, including cortisol measurement, survey, and environmental study. The topics of the book span the gamut of health psychology field, from neuroimaging and statistical analysis to socioeconomic issues such as the policies used to address diseases in Africa, anti-vaxers, and the disproportionate impact of climate change on impoverished people. With each section featuring examples of best research practices, recommendations for study samples, accurate use of instrumentation, analytical techniques, and advanced-level data analysis, this book will be an essential text for both emerging student researchers and experts in the field and an indispensable resource in health psychology programs.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences reflects the growth of ideas, information, and research literature on the social aspects of aging.

Author: Professor of Aging Health and Society Robert H Binstock

Publisher:

ISBN: 0120991934

Category: Aged

Page: 531

View: 754

The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences reflects the growth of ideas, information, and research literature on the social aspects of aging. Building upon the first three editions, the Handbook is substantially expanded with 25 new and distinguished contributors and nearly a dozen new topics. Intended for use by researchers, professional practitioners, and students in the field of aging, the Handbook is divided into four sections, covering theory and research methodology, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions associated with aging, and social interventions. Suitable as both a textbook and a reference tool, the Handbook represents a comprehensive source for information on aging and the social sciences.
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Handbook of Developmental Research Methods

Handbook of Developmental Research Methods

In S. M. Hofer & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Handbook of cognitive aging: Interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 524–543). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Author: Brett Laursen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609189518

Category: Social Science

Page: 788

View: 373

Appropriate for use in developmental research methods or analysis of change courses, this is the first methods handbook specifically designed to meet the needs of those studying development. Leading developmental methodologists present cutting-edge analytic tools and describe how and when to use them, in accessible, nontechnical language. They also provide valuable guidance for strengthening developmental research with designs that anticipate potential sources of bias. Throughout the chapters, research examples demonstrate the procedures in action and give readers a better understanding of how to match research questions to developmental methods. The companion website (www.guilford.com/laursen-materials) supplies data and program syntax files for many of the chapter examples.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 11, 27–42. Palmer, B. W., Dunn, L., Applebaum, P. S., ... Facts and Research in Gerontology, 29–34.

Author: Dean McKay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916301

Category: Psychology

Page: 586

View: 594

The Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology presents a diverse range of areas critical to any researcher or student entering the field. It provides valuable information on the foundations of research methods, including validity in experimental design, ethics, and statistical methods. The contributors discuss design and instrumentation for methods that are particular to abnormal and clinical psychology, including behavioral assessment, psychophysiological assessment and observational methods. They also offer details on new advances in research methodology and analysis, such as meta-analysis, taxometric methods, item response theory, and approaches to determining clinical significance. In addition, this volume covers specialty topics within abnormal and clinical psychology from forensic psychology to behavior genetics to treatment outcome methods.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time.

Author: K Warner Schaie

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124115231

Category: Psychology

Page: 550

View: 156

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition, tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span. The psychology of aging is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions are continually raised about how behavior changes with age. Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions. New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging, cognitive interventions and neural processes, social interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more. Tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span Covers the key areas in psychological gerontology research in one volume Explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time Completely revised from the previous edition New chapter on gender and aging process
Categories: Psychology

Developmental Research Methods

Developmental Research Methods

Schaie, K.W., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2005). Methodological issues in aging research. In D. M. Teti (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in developmental science ...

Author: Scott A. Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412996440

Category: Medical

Page: 435

View: 659

Developmental Research Methods, now in its Fourth Edition, successfully presents an overview of methods to prepare students to carry out, report on, and evaluate research on human development, with a focus on the whole lifespan. Updated and expanded coverage of the traditional topics blends seamlessly with new topics such as cross-cultural research, animal research, causal modeling, autobiographical memory, and peer relations to provide students with a wealth of current information. Author Scott A. Miller explores every step in the research process, from the initial concept to the final written result, covering conceptual issues of experimental design as well as the procedural skills necessary to translate design into research.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Families and Aging

Handbook of Families and Aging

grounded in relevant theory and in solid findings resulting from use of ap— propriate research methods. CATALYZING FAMILY GERONTOLOGY RESEARCH An important ...

Author: Rosemary Blieszner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381737

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 616

View: 614

This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes recommendations for gerontology professionals. * Comprises 23 chapters of all-original work covering background information, relationships, contexts of family life, and turning points such as retirement and divorce * Contributions from 46 distinguished scholars recognized as leading experts in their fields * Citations for cutting-edge research on each topic, plus foundational references in new areas * A detailed topic index
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

Latent variable growth models for research on aging. ... In D. M. Teti (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in developmental science (pp. 81–100).

Author: Jerry W. Hedge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938278

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 156

The area of work and aging is complex and multi-faceted. Its foundation is formed by a wide array of disciplines that both contribute to the complexity of its understanding, and offer fertile promise for research, development, and application in the years ahead. With an ever-growing population of older workers, many of whom are suggesting they will likely continue to work past traditional retirement age, it becomes all the more important that we increase our efforts to develop a more thorough understanding of older workers, the nature of their interactions with work and the organizations for which they work, and the process of transitioning to retirement. Clearly, there are huge societal and global challenges that will both inform and influence research and application at the individual and organizational levels. The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging examines the aging workforce from an individual worker, organization, and societal perspective, and offers both an integration of current cross-disciplinary knowledge, and a roadmap for where research and application should be focused in the future to address issues of an aging workforce. The volume is divided into six core sections: demography, theoretical and methodological issues, the older worker, organizational strategies for an older workforce, individual and organizational perspectives on work and retirement, and societal perspectives with an aging workforce. Bringing together seasoned authors from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, new approaches to recruiting, workplace flexibility, and the right mix of benefits and incentives are presented as a way of engaging an older workforce.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time.

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124114695

Category: Psychology

Page: 550

View: 851

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition, tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span. The psychology of aging is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions are continually raised about how behavior changes with age. Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions. New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging, cognitive interventions and neural processes, social interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more. Tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span Covers the key areas in psychological gerontology research in one volume Explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time Completely revised from the previous edition New chapter on gender and aging process
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science

Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science

K. Warner Schaie and Grace I. L. Caskie Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to examine some of the central issues in research on aging.

Author: Douglas M. Teti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470756584

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

View: 478

The Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science is a collection of newly written articles that provide an overview of methods and approaches associated with the study of human development. Contains accessible contributions from some of the most renowned developmental scientists in the field. Provides basic information on the strengths and challenges inherent in traditional and complex research design. Discusses successful intervention approaches that have been used to promote intellectual, social, and linguistic development. Includes cutting-edge research that is forging new and exciting directions in developmental research. Provides students and scholars with a working understanding of research approaches and issues in the developmental sciences.
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Handbook of Adult Development and Learning

Handbook of Adult Development and Learning

Methodological issues in aging research. In D. M. Teti (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in developmental science (pp. 21–39). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Author: Carol Hoare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195171907

Category: Education

Page: 579

View: 359

The Intersection of Adult Development and Learning is the first handbook to explore the ways in which adult roles, functions, interests, motivations, and contexts lead to synchronous development and learning. The chapters in this volume, written by leaders in their respective areas, elaborate on topics that show the interplay between adult development and learning. As the chapter contributors ably demonstrate, it is now abundantly clear that adult learning and development reinforce each other.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Families and Aging 2nd Edition

Handbook of Families and Aging  2nd Edition

This book is both an updated version of and a complement to the original Handbook of Families and Aging.

Author: Rosemary Blieszner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381744

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 616

View: 691

This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes recommendations for gerontology professionals. • Comprises 23 chapters of all-original work covering background information, relationships, contexts of family life, and turning points such as retirement and divorce • Contributions from 46 distinguished scholars recognized as leading experts in their fields • Citations for cutting-edge research on each topic, plus foundational references in new areas • A detailed topic index
Categories: Family & Relationships

Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life

Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life

Personality reconsidered: A new agenda for aging research. Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 58, P296–P304.

Author: Matthias R. Mehl

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462513055

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

View: 547

Bringing together leading authorities, this unique handbook reviews the breadth of current approaches for studying how people think, feel, and behave in everyday environments, rather than in the laboratory. The volume thoroughly describes experience sampling methods, diary methods, physiological measures, and other self-report and non-self-report tools that allow for repeated, real-time measurement in natural settings. Practical guidance is provided to help the reader design a high-quality study, select and implement appropriate methods, and analyze the resulting data using cutting-edge statistical techniques. Applications across a wide range of psychological subfields and research areas are discussed in detail.
Categories: Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Cognitive aging research to date has also largely emphasized biological changes ... characterize a life course approach – genetics, early life experiences, ...

Author: Ayanna K. Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108690744

Category: Psychology

Page:

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Decades of research have demonstrated that normal aging is accompanied by cognitive change. Much of this change has been conceptualized as a decline in function. However, age-related changes are not universal, and decrements in older adult performance may be moderated by experience, genetics, and environmental factors. Cognitive aging research to date has also largely emphasized biological changes in the brain, with less evaluation of the range of external contributors to behavioral manifestations of age-related decrements in performance. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge cognitive aging research through the lens of a life course perspective that takes into account both behavioral and neural changes. Focusing on the fundamental principles that characterize a life course approach - genetics, early life experiences, motivation, emotion, social contexts, and lifestyle interventions - this handbook is an essential resource for researchers in cognition, aging, and gerontology.
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Methodological Issues in Aging Research

Methodological Issues in Aging Research

Qualitative methods in aging research. ... In R. H. Binstock Sz L. K. George (Eds.), Handbook of aging and the social sciences (4th ed., pp. 52-72).

Author: Cindy S. Bergeman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317824510

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Methodological Issues in Aging Research is the first volume in the "Notre Dame Series on Quantitative Methodology." This new series provides practical training on the latest quantitative methods used in social and behavioral research. Each volume features contributions from leading experts in state-of-the-art techniques applicable to a selected substantive topic. The first series volume provides researchers with innovative techniques for the collection and analyses of data focusing on aging and lifespan development. The book addresses such techniques as structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, hierarchical linear growth curve modeling, dynamical systems analysis, multivariate Rasch models, survival analysis, multilevel modeling, and quantitative genetic methods. These new techniques provide: better estimates of the direct effect of environmental or treatment effects and the dynamic pattern of genetic and environmental influences on adult development more precise predictions of outcomes which in turn increase the diagnostic power of test instruments the potential for developing new treatments that take advantage of the intrinsic dynamics of the course of a disease or age-related change to enhance treatment Methodological Issues in Aging Research appeals to advanced students and researchers in lifespan development, gerontology, health psychology, and other fields related to human development. It can be used as a main or supplemental text for advanced courses related to developmental research methods.
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