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Chapter 3: Research Methods and Ethical Issues
This chapter will outline psychobiological research methods and assessment tools relevant to child health psychology. The emphasis is on quantitative assessment, but the use of qualitative and mixed methods research techniques is also outlined. Attention is paid to practical issues, such as communication and compliance, in applying health psychology to child research. The importance of ethical considerations is also covered as a special issue within this area of work.
The concept of the biopsychosocial model was described in Chapter 1, ...