The papers students brought in were diverse, ranging from huge samples with Add Health to N =58 with observational and biological data. So, we had a discussion about the balance between putting resources into sampling representatively/using previously collected datasets vs. putting resources into measurement/collecting own sample and perhaps not having as representative a sample.
We also talked more generally about the value of observational data, which led me to spontaneously go down the hall to pull some tapes from my dissertation data to talk about whether parents and adolescents will really engage in conflict in a lab on videotape. Which accidentally led to watching Grad-Student-Eva on screen -- eek!
We also talked about what parents of teens should do to raise the ideal kid, but I’m sorry to report we didn’t come up with an amazing answer to share with you all.
“The post This week in Adolescent Development: Parent-child interactions 2 first appeared on Eva Lefkowitz’s blog on March 19, 2015.”