METHODS


Contents

I.  General Discussion
II.  Online Resources
III.  Relevant Publications




I.  General Discussion
 
 

Methods both reflect and determine the kinds of questions that can be investigated. From the outset and continuing through the present, we emphasize creating new methods that can be used on population samples in remote everyday settings. Our methods should be driven by the research problems at hand, and not the converse. New, appropriate methods can open entire areas for study.




II.  Online Resources

We have developed PROUST for PalmOS, a program designed to permit research participants, largely on their own, to report discrete events or experiences that occur over time in a user-friendly Palm Pilot-based interface.  Access the resource page for PROUST at: http://www.anthropology.emory.edu/CHB/PROUST.htmll



Relevant Publications
1997 C.M. Worthman and J.F. Stallings, "Hormone measures in finger-prick blood spot samples: new field methods for reproductive endocrinology." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 103:1-21.
1995 J.M. Dabbs, B.C. Campbell, B.A. Gladue, R.A. Midgley, M.A. Navarro, G.F. Read, E.J. Susman, L.M.J.W. Swinkels, and C.M. Worthman "Reliability of salivary testosterone measurements: a multicenter evaluation." Clinical Chemistry 41: 1581-4.
1994 C.M. Worthman and J.F. Stallings, "Measurement of gonadotropins in dried blood spots." Clinical Chemistry 40:448-453.
1993 D.F. Williamson, H.S. Kahn, C.M. Worthman, J.C. Burnette, and C.M. Russell. "Precision of recumbent anthropometry." American Journal of Human Biology 15: 159-167.
1993 J.F. Stallings, C.M. Worthman, & C.L. Jenkins, "Blood spot hormone assays in the comparative study of child development." American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 16:186.
1991 C.M. Worthman, J.F. Stallings, and D. Gubernick, "Measurement of hormones in blood spots: A non-isotopic assay for prolactin." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 84 Suppl. 12:186-7.
1991 J. Phillips, C.M. Worthman, and J.F. Stallings, "New field techniques for detection of female reproductive status." American Journal of Physical Anthropology Anthropology Suppl. 12:143.
1990 C.M. Worthman, J. Stallings, and L.F. Hofman, "A sensitive salivary estradiol assay for monitoring ovarian function." Clinical Chemistry 36:1769-1773.
1990 J.F. Stallings and C.M. Worthman, "Salivary estradiol measures in the study of female reproductive life history." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 81:299.
1985 H.S. Wall , C.M Worthman, J.G. Else, "Effects of ketamine anaesthesia, stress and repeated bleeding on the haematology of vervet monkeys." Laboratory Animals 19:138-44.


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