Study design: cross-sectional, longitudinal, case, and group

Zhu Hua*, Annabelle David

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10 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism
EditorsLi Wei, Melissa G. Moyer
PublisherWiley Interscience/John Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781444301120
ISBN (Print)9781405126076
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2009


  • causal studies determining - cause-and-effect relationship between variables
  • Combination of designs
  • Comparison of cross-sectional and longitudinal study designs
  • Cross-sectional design
  • descriptive studies
  • Group studies - intensive studies of group of subjects examined in parallel with each other
  • Longitudinal study - subjects observed over a considerable period of time
  • Nature of research questions
  • relational studies - relationships between two or more variables
  • Study design from perspective of experimental psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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