Cross-Sectional Study: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example Video


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Which is NOT a characteristic of a cross-sectional study?

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1. What is an advantage of a cross-sectional study?

2. What is a disadvantage of a cross-sectional study?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The quiz and associated worksheet will help solidify your understanding of cross-sectional study. The quiz cover key concepts related to cross-sectional study, including characteristics, uses, and advantages/disadvantages.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test your ability to:

  • List the main characteristics of a cross-sectional study
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages
  • Identify the major uses
  • Understand variables as they relate to cross-sectional study

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related cross-sectional study lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of cross-sectional study and its role in industry research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the cross-sectional study to answer related questions about its uses, advantages, and disadvantages

Additional Learning

To learn more about cross product and the right hand rule, review the accompanying lesson Cross-Sectional Study: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Variables in cross-sectional study
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Examples of cross-sectional study in industry research