Research publications

The WebGuide is directly based on research conducted with scholars, practitioners and parents. Interviews with parents and professionals were conducted to determine which topics and features (e.g., research news sites; ask an expert sites) to include on the WebGuide and to learn how parents use the Web to obtain child-rearing information.

Publications reporting on WebGuide research findings include:

  • Martland, N., & Rothbaum, F. (2002). A New Frontier for Research Dissemination: The World Wide Web. Applied Developmental Science, 6, 110-113.

  • Martland, N., & Rothbaum, F. (2007). The Internet. Handbook on Communication and Disseminating Behavioral Science. Oakland, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

  • Martland, N., & Rothbaum, F. (2006). Thinking critically about the Internet: Suggestions for practitioners. Child Welfare League of America, 85, 837-852.

  • Rothbaum, F., Martland, N., & Jannsen, J. (2008). Parents' reliance on the Web to find information about children and families: Socio-economic differences in use, skills and satisfaction. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 118-128.

  • Rothbaum,F., Martland, N., & Bishop, S. (2007.) Using the Web to Disseminate Research and Affect Public Policy. Child Development and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action, 17, 265-280.