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From Traditional to Ecological: Understanding Attention Deficit Disorders through Quantitative and Qualitative Research
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Authors: Stephen Houghton, Annemaree Carroll, Myra Taylor and Thomas O'Donoghue (Univ. of Western Australia) 
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The majority of research conducted in the field of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) has comprised laboratory-based psychological studies using highly repetitive and boring tasks. Hence, the generalizability of such work is somewhat limited. This book describes, in three sections, a unique research program which successfully sought to achieve ecological validity in research. Specifically, the three sections describe: (i) the historical conceptualization of AD/HD and the emergence of models of AD/HD; (ii) the development of a unique quantitative research program incorporating studies using a traditional approach through to those conducted in naturalistic settings; and (iii) the initiation of a related ‘grounded theory’ research approach to bringing about a fuller understanding of the everyday experiences of individuals with AD/HD.

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Chapter 1.Moving towards ecological validity

Chapter 2.The evolving theoretical conceptualization and emerging
theories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Chapter 3.Identifying differential patterns of executive function in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder according to gender and subtype: A traditional quantitative approach

Chapter 4.Administering newly developed tests to extend current conceptualizations of AD/HD: The initial step towards ecological validity

Chapter 5.Attempting to address issues of motivation in the administration of tests: The use of computer based tasks

Chapter 6.Achieving ecological validity: AD/HD boys’ executive function performance on videogame play and on a visit to the zoo

Chapter 7.Towards ecologically valid qualitative research on how ‘significant others’ ‘deal with’ those with attention deficit disorders

Chapter 8.How parents deal with the aggravation that arises out of the turmoil of raising a child with AD/HD

Chapter 9.How teachers deal with the inclusion of a student with AD/HD in the class

Chapter 10.How students diagnosed with AD/HD deal with anger in their daily lives

Chapter 11.Non-AD/HD siblings and the family discord initiated by siblings with AD/HD

Chapter 12.How peers deal with the presence of a student diagnosed with AD/HD in their year group

Chapter 13.Looking back, moving forward: The future of ecological validity

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-371-2
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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