Research on children, families and communities

Judy Ungerer, Linda Harrison

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The main aim of this chapter is to demonstrate how Bronfenbrenner's1 social ecology model has been used to guide the design of empirical research on children, families, and communities. We will show how the model shapes the kind of research questions that are asked, and how it influences specifically WHAT researchers measure and WHEN assessments occur. The social ecology model has had a broad influence on developmental research, and its impact can be seen in the design of very large scale, longitudinal studies as well as in smaller scale projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren, families and communities
Subtitle of host publicationContexts and consequences
EditorsJennifer Bowes, Rebekah Grace
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne VIC
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
Edition3rd ed. / 2
ISBN (Print)9780195551549
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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