Understanding the Time Dimension in Research


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Cross-sectional designs are the least affected by the passing of time because:

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1. Which type of study focuses on how individuals in a group develop at different time intervals?

2. Which of the following is an example of a case study negatively affected by time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The time dimension is important to consider in psychological research, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its forms and significance within different designs of research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and forms of:

  • Cross sectional design
  • Longitudinal and case studies
  • Handling the time element

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the time dimension as it applies to different forms of research
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify longitudinal studies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how best to handle the time element

Additional Learning

To learn more about time in psychological research, please look over the accompanying lesson called Understanding the Time Dimension in Research. This lesson will help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of time in research
  • Familiarize yourself with the cross-sectional research design
  • Define the longitudinal research design
  • Understand how to account for time in each of the discussed research designs
  • Familiarize yourself with the research design of the case study