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Cross sectional designs

  • groups of kids of different ages are tested, behaviours of interest tested or compared between groups


  • some pps observed or tested several times as they grow older

Sequential designs

  • pps of different ages selected then followed up over time
  • comparisons made for individual children, and between groups of same age, from different groups and tested at different times

Observational methodologies

  • observe behaviours of interest directly
  • naturalistic observations made in common, everyday environments (schools, nurseries)

Case studies

  • used to compile detailed data about individuals

Neurodevelopmental studies

  • MRI: when and where activation occurs - make it…


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