Chapter 5. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies

  1. David Machin1,2,3 and
  2. Michael J. Campbell4

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470012994.ch5

Design of Studies for Medical Research

Design of Studies for Medical Research

How to Cite

Machin, D. and Campbell, M. J. (2005) Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies, in Design of Studies for Medical Research, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470012994.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

  2. 2

    UK Children's Cancer Study Group, University of Leicester, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Medical Statistics Group, Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844953

Online ISBN: 9780470012994

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Keywords:

  • cross-sectional design studies;
  • single-case-study;
  • comparing independent groups;
  • paired designs;
  • ‘before-and-after’ design;
  • Kruskal–Wallis test;
  • Unordered group designs;
  • Correlation coefficients;
  • interrupted-time-series design;
  • first-order autoregressive model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cross-Sectional Studies

  • Longitudinal Studies

  • Technical Detail