Chapter 1. Issues in the Use of Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Designs

  1. Douglas M. Teti
  1. Kelly Robinson,
  2. Todd Schmidt and
  3. Douglas M. Teti

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756676.ch1

Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science

Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science

How to Cite

Robinson, K., Schmidt, T. and Teti, D. M. (2005) Issues in the Use of Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Designs, in Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science (ed D. M. Teti), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756676.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631222613

Online ISBN: 9780470756676

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Keywords:

  • cross-sectional designs;
  • developmental science;
  • developmental research;
  • social development;
  • developmental model

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Developmental Function and the General Developmental Model

  • Simple Cross-Sectional Designs

  • Simple Longitudinal Designs

  • Threats to Validity in Longitudinal Research

  • Conceptual and Planning Considerations in Longitudinal Research

  • An Example of a Simple Longitudinal Study: The Dunedin Study

  • Special Considerations Regarding Age, Cohort, and Time of Measurement

  • Conclusions

  • References