Research on children, families and communities

Judy Ann Ungerer, Linda Harrison

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    The main aim of this chapter is to demonstrate how Bronfenbrenner’s 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 kinds of research questions that are asked how it influences specifically what researchers measure and when assessments occur. The social ecology model has had a broad influence on developmental research. 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
    ISBN (Print)9780195551549
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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