Longitudinal Research: Definition & Methods


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Jack is participating in a longitudinal study with 200 other individuals all born the same year. Researchers plan on following his ____ for 20 years.

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1. . A longitudinal study always includes ____ over time.

2. An advantage of using a longitudinal study is ____?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combination will test your understanding of longitudinal studies in general, their different components, and other related information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on the following:

  • Components of a longitudinal study
  • Advantages of longitudinal studies
  • Appropriate study to use in a provided example

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the technical name of the group involved in a longitudinal study
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about drawing conclusions about longitudinal studies

Additional Learning

To learn more about this exciting topic, review the lesson titled Longitudinal Research: Definition & Methods. The objectives covered include:

  • Understand longitudinal studies
  • Know the method of completing a longitudinal study
  • Understand main terms such as cohort study, panel study, and retrospective study
  • Review examples of longitudinal studies
  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal studies