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Cross-Sectional Research: Definition & Examples

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Cross-sectional research is:

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1. Which of the following are characteristics of cross-sectional research studies:

2. In psychology, cross-sectional research studies are often used by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cross-sectional research is an important research method used in select studies, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its definition and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following:

  • What cross-sectional research is
  • Characteristics of cross-sectional research studies
  • What type of psychologists use this research method
  • Example(s) of a cross-sectional research study

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define cross-sectional research
  • Making connections - use understanding of cross-sectional research as it applies to different fields of study
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what constitutes a cross-sectional research study and interpret it correctly by identifying examples
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast characteristics that do and don't apply to cross-sectional research studies

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this research method by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Cross-Sectional Research: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the challenges and limitations of cross-sectional research
  • Recognize what cross-sectional research studies are based on
  • Explore some examples of cross-sectional research studies to understand how they work
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