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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Newcastle University


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism
EditorsLi Wei, Melissa G. Moyer
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