Longitudinal Research

Methods and Uses in Behavioral Science

  • Editors
  • Fini Schulsinger
  • Sarnoff A. Mednick
  • Joachim Knop

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Longitudinal Research and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sarnoff A. Mednick, John J. Griffith, Birgitte R. Mednick
      Pages 3-15
  3. Methodological Bases of Longitudinal Research: Design and Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Johannes Ipsen
      Pages 56-65
    3. Jerome Kagan
      Pages 66-92
  4. Methodological Bases of Longitudinal Research: Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Annalise Dupont
      Pages 95-102
    3. Fini Schulsinger, Hanne Schulsinger
      Pages 103-117
    4. Karl G. Jöreskog
      Pages 118-124
    5. Peter H. Venables
      Pages 125-146
  5. Examples of Longitudinal Research: Birth, School, and Clinical Cohorts

  6. Examples of Longitudinal Research: Populations at Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Sarnoff A. Mednick, Fini Schulsinger, John J. Griffith
      Pages 235-261
    3. Fini Schulsinger, Peter H. Venables, Charles Yip Tong, Cyril Dalais, Sarnoff A. Mednick
      Pages 262-268
  7. Longitudinal Research: Implications and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Birgitte R. Mednick, Sarnoff A. Mednick, John J. Griffith
      Pages 285-295
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-326

About this book


This volume is the product of a course on longitudinal prospective re­ search arranged by the three editors in Arhus, Denmark, in 1978. The course was supported by the Nordisk Kulturfond for young researchers from the Nordic countries, who had planned or had simply involved themselves in longitudinal prospective research projects of various kinds. The twenty-six participants represented a wide range of professions: statisticians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and public health researchers. The teachers came from many countries and represented many disciplines. The course was very successful, especially from the point of view of the quality and investment of the teachers. We felt also that the course met a strong need in this relatively new field of research. Therefore, we asked the teachers to prepare written versions of their lectures so that they could have wider dissemination; they agreed to do so. The present book is composed of these contributions. The first chap­ ter, after outlining some of the problems with traditional strategies in mental health research, goes on to suggest some of the possible preven­ tive applications of longitudinal research methods. Included in Parts II and III are papers on design problems and on the tools of long-term research, such as genetics and classification, biological measurements, epidemiological guidelines, statistical models, disease registers, and de­ velopmental psychology.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8149-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8147-8
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