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The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors.

Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging: Collaborative Research Networks, Meta-Analysis, and Optimizing Future Studies
Integrative analysis of longitudinal studies on aging: Collaborative research networks, meta-analysis, and optimizing future studies

Remarkable national and international efforts have produced well over 40 major longitudinal studies of individuals age 50 and older with a significant cognitive assessment component. It is widely recognized that although longitudinal information is time and effort intensive to collect, it is required to address central questions in developmental research relating to intraindividual change and variation and to population inference conditional on attrition and mortality. Given the profound investment of time, energy, and funding that these studies require, it is not uncommon for them to be multidisciplinary in nature. These existing longitudinal studies, therefore, represent an ...

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