Cross-sectional, Longitudinal & Sequential Designs: Advantages & Disadvantages


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Evaluate the statements below and indicate which one best describes the core difference between cross-sectional and longitudinal designs.

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1. One advantage cross-sectional has over longitudinal studies is _____

2. One advantage longitudinal has over case study is that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the four different research study designs for researching the effects of aging. Practice questions will assess your comprehension of the aging process, study design cost and individual design benefits and flaws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on your comprehension of the four study designs, longitudinal design, cross-sectional design, sequential study, and cross sequential design, including:

  • Why such designs are used to study aging
  • Differences between the designs
  • Advantages of each design
  • Flaws of each design

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of study design
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about research on aging in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the four study designs

Additional Learning

For more information of research study designs, review the lesson Cross-sectional, Longitudinal, & Sequential Designs: Advantages & Disadvantages. This assessment covers:

  • Study design definitions
  • Longitudinal designs
  • Cross-sectional designs
  • Sequential designs
  • Cross sequential design
  • Advantages of each study design
  • Disadvantages of each study design