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Motor Development Research: Designs, Analyses, and Future Directions

Published on Oct 18, 2019in Journal of Motor Learning and Development
· DOI :10.1123/jmld.2018-0029
Nancy Getchell15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UD: University of Delaware),
Nadja Schott10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Stuttgart),
Ali Brian7
Estimated H-index: 7
(USC: University of South Carolina)
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Motor development research has had a rich history over the 20th century with a wide array of scientists contributing to a broad and deep body of literature. Just like the process of development, progress within the field has been non-linear, with rapid periods of growth occurring after the publication of key research articles that changed how we conceptualized and explored motor development. These publications provided new ways to consider developmental issues and, as a result, ignited change in...
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