1 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet
The evolution of developmental psychology has been characterized by the use of different quantitative and qualitative methods and procedures. But how does the use of methods and procedures change over time? This study explores the change and Development of statistical methods used in articles published in Child Development from 1930 to 2010. The methods used in every article in the first issue of every volume were categorized into four categories. Until 1980 relatively simple statistical methods were used. During the last 30 years there has been an explosive use of more advanced statistical methods employed. The absence of statistical methods or use of simplemethods had been eliminated.
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2014, Vol 48, Issue 3, p. 332-340