Longitudinal Designs: Definition & Examples


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Longitudinal designs are different than other types of experiments because they _____.

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1. When the participants in a longitudinal study return, a researcher:

2. One benefit of using longitudinal designs is:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of longitudinal designs that are used in psychological research. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include longitudinal designs and cohort effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Longitudinal designs differences from classic designs
  • What happens after participants return to researcher
  • Benefit of longitudinal designs
  • Issues of longitudinal designs
  • When a participant drops out

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related longitudinal design lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding longitudinal designs and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding longitudinal designs

Additional Learning

To learn more about longitudinal designs, review the lesson on Longitudinal Designs: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define longitudinal design
  • Apply knowledge of longitudinal designs to examples
  • Understand the benefits of longitudinal designs such as individual differences, cohort effects, and exposure
  • Learn about the issues of longitudinal designs such as loss of participants, uncontrolled exposure, and cost