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Oklahoma State University

Robert E. (Bob) Larzelere

Robert Larzelere


Professor, Research Methodologist
Oklahoma State University
Human Development and Family Science
220 Human Sciences
Stillwater OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-2053
Fax: 405-744-6344

Areas of Expertise

Improving practical research methods in general and parental discipline.

1. Research methods and evaluation

  1. Discriminating between stronger and weaker causal evidence from non-randomized research designs
  2. Enhancing causal evidence from non-randomized research designs
  3. Helping colleagues and students with statistical, methodological, and evaluation aspects of their research

2. Parental discipline

  1. Investigating specific disciplinary processes that account for the effectiveness of the authoritative parenting combination of warmth, communication, just-firm-enough control, and increasing autonomy
  2. Comparing the effectiveness of alternative disciplinary responses to misbehavior
  3. Searching for alternative tactics that are more effective than nonabusive spanking in situations where the latter has traditionally been used

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