CHDV/FACS 154 (03)
Issues in Parenting - Fall, 2012
Hembree 

 

Research on Parenting


I. Types of Research

A. Descriptive and Qualitative Research

 

 

 

B. Experimental Research

  • experimental control and causality

 

 

 

 

C. Correlational and Comparative Research

  • Correlational research vs. experimental research

 

 

 

  • limitations of correlational design

 

 

 

 

D. Developmental Research

  • cross-sectional and longitudinal designs

 

 

  • limitations of developmental research

 

 

 

II. Models for Research on Parenting

A. Parenting Traits Approach

 

 

 

 

e.g., Baumrind - Parenting Style

  • Authoritative

 

 

 

  • Authoritarian

 

 

 

  • Permissive

 

 

 

  • Neglectful/Indifferent

 

 

 

 

  • Correlational research in support of the parenting style

 

 

 

 

 

B. Social Learning/Social Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Approaches

 

 

 

 

  • e.g., Observational Learning Studies, Punishment studies

 

 

 

 

  • e.g., parents' interpretations of infant emotions

 

 

 

C. Sociological/Social Address Approach

 

 

 

 

 

e.g., cultural comparisons of co-sleeping

 

 

 

 

D. Microanalytic/Process Approach

 

 

 

 

e.g., interaction quality

 

 

 

E. Transaction/birdirectional effects

 

 

 

e.g., sequences of interactions/effects over time

 

 

 

F. Multivariate/Structural Equation Modeling

 

  • moderators and mediators

 

 

 

  • e.g., Reading #1 - Brown et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Department of Child Development

Updated: January 20, 2012

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