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Apporaches to lifespan writing research: Generating an actionalb coherence

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As echoed throughout this edited collection, writing researchers are well aware of the complexities involved when adopting lifespan approaches to the study of written language. Writing researchers come from a wide array of fields (e.g., composition studies, rhetoric, psychology, education, and special education) that adopt different methodological approaches to answer a variety of research questions. A central issue to unpacking the complexities underlying the development of written language across the lifespan requires examining the available tools and methods offered by different research designs to pose and answer different types of research questions.


This book chapter explores quantitative approaches to lifespan writing research with a specific emphasis on the use of longitudinal structural equation modeling. The chapter is available at

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