Cross-sectional Study

tekijä: Tanja Tuulikki Välisalo Viimeisin muutos tiistai 09. maaliskuuta 2010, 14.44


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Cross-sectional study enables you to explore a research phenomenon thoroughly in different areas of culture and society at a certain point in time. Cross-sectional study also enables you to choose your research point of view flexibly.

The focus of your cross-sectional study is not primarily temporal change, but the qualities, features, conditions and appearances of the phenomenon at a chosen point of time. Your research focuses on how the phenomenon infuses various social and cultural circumstances. You can use any of the choice of suitable methods of analysis.

Read more on cross-sectional study from the links below:

Cross-sectional study. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Shuttleworth, Martyn, 2009. The Cross Sectional Study. Experiments Resources.

Trochim, William M., 2006. Time in Research. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition.

Rindfleisch, Aric, Malter, Alan J., Ganesan, Shankar ja Moorman, Christine. Cross-Sectional Versus Longitudinal Survey Research: Concepts, Findings, and Guidelines. Institute for the Study of Business Markets. Report 2 - 2007. (pdf)