Aims Of This Handbook And Overview

Because multimethod research and assessment strategies are superior to monomethod approaches, this handbook aims to provide the reader with the necessary knowledge to plan and conduct multi-method studies and to analyze multimethod data. We present the most important measurement methods and show their applications (Part II). Furthermore, we present the most up-to-date methods for analyzing multimethod data (Part III). Finally, several chapters discuss applications of multimethod research programs in different areas of psychology (Part IV). These chapters show how multimethod research programs can be successfully applied and discuss problems related to the implementation of multimethod strategies. Although these chapters focus on single subdisciplines of psychology, they also discuss issues relevant to other fields. Because the ways multimethod strategies are implemented differ between subdisciplines, we strongly recommend consulting applications chapters in domains different from those in which one is primarily interested. Examining methods in other subdisciplines gives readers new ideas about how to improve their own research and how to develop new and innovative research programs.

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