Welcome to the companion website for Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods. The text provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of generational cohort (Age-Period-Cohort) upon each design. It discusses the role of older adults as true co-researchers, issues uniquely related to studies of persons residing in community-based, assisted, skilled, and memory-care settings, and ethical concerns related to cognitive status changes. It details guidelines to improve existing data-collection methods for older persons and how to select the best-fitting methodologies for use in planning research on aging studies.

Here’s what you’ll find on this website:

For students:

  • Flashcards of key terms for every chapter
  • Links to data sets
  • Links to related websites and further reading
  • Links to select gerontological journals
  • Sample research report

For instructors:

  • Downloadable PowerPoint slides
  • Discussion questions
  • Sample syllabus
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