Naturalistic Methodology

The papers listed here describe naturalistic methods and discuss how they can advance psychological science.

Repetti, R. L. & Reynolds, B. M. (2018). Naturalistic methods. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 1480-1482). Los Angeles: Sage.

Reynolds, B. M., Robles, T. F., & Repetti, R. L. (2016). Measurement reactivity and fatigue effects in daily diary research with families. Developmental Psychology, 52, 442-456.

Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M., & Sears, M. S. (2015). Families under the microscope: Repeated sampling of perceptions, experiences, biology and behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 126-146.

Repetti, R. L., Wang, S., Sears, M. S. (2013). Using direct observational methods to study the real lives of families: Advantages, complexities, and conceptual and practical considerations. In J. G. Grzywacz & E. Demerouti (Eds.), New Frontiers in Work and Family Research. New York: Psychology Press & Routledge.

Repetti, R.L., Robles, T.F., Reynolds, B.M., & Sears, M.S. (2012). A naturalistic approach to the study of parenting. Parenting: Science and Practice, 12, 165-174.

Ochs, E., Graesch, A., Mittmann, A., Bradbury, T., & Repetti, R.  (2006). Video ethnography and ethnoarchaeological tracking. In M. Pitt-Catsouphes, E.E. Kossek, & S. Sweet (Eds), Handbook of work and family: Multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches (pp. 387-409). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.