Contemporary advances and classic advice for analyzing mediating and moderating variables
Analysis of mediating and moderating variables is often fundamental tothe study of human development. Few developmental researchers, how-ever, take advantage of contemporary advances for the analysis of mediatingvariables and classic advice for the analysis of moderating variables, both ofwhich have lately become more user-friendlyFfor example, through web-based tools. In this chapter, we review statistical techniques for the study ofmediating and moderating variables with three goals in mind: (1) commu-nicating the current consensus on best statistical practices, (2) providing aprimer for those unfamiliar with these practices, and (3) directing readerstoward resources that simplify their application.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
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Dearing, E. & L.C. Hamilton. 2006. “Contemporary advances and classic advice for analyzing mediating and moderating variables.” Monographs of the Society for Research in ChildDevelopment December 71(3):88–104.
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