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Measuring change

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

in Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

At first glance, measuring change appears to be a straightforward task. On closer inspection, it is fraught with difficulties, both mathematical and conceptual. This chapter discusses the ... More


Group-Based Trajectory Modeling of Externalizing Behavior Problems from Childhood through Adulthood: Exploring Discrepancies in the Empirical Findings

Manfred H.M. van Dulmen, Elizabeth A. Goncy, Andrea Vest, and Daniel J. Flannery

in The Development of Persistent Criminality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate whether there are systematic factors that may help explain the large discrepancy in findings from group-based trajectory modeling studies of offending. ... More


Exponential growth of unstructured populations

Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, and Géza Meszéna

in Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199577859
eISBN:
9780191823787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577859.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The number of reproductive units is expected to grow exponentially in the absence of regulating feedbacks. The lack of feedbacks is a definitive assumption of any model predicting exponential growth, ... More


Life Cycles, Growth and Production of Stonefly Populations

O. Loskutova

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the life cycles of two stonefly species, Arcynopteryx compacta and Diura nanseni. It describes the relationship between body mass and linear size, and between body mass and ... More


Lifespan Trajectories

Paul Verhaeghen

in The Elements of Cognitive Aging: Meta-Analyses of Age-Related Differences in Processing Speed and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195368697
eISBN:
9780199369171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368697.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Lifespan data were well described by accelerated curvilinear models; these models were U-shaped over the entire lifespan, and showed accelerated decline when only the adult portion of the lifespan is ... More


Religious Trajectories from the Teenage Years into Emerging Adulthood

Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen

in Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341078
eISBN:
9780199366972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341078.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the different religious-lifecourse trajectories that difference Catholic teenagers travel from their adolescent into their emerging-adult years, between the important five year ... More


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