Flashcards in 11.4 Developmental Research Designs Deck (10):
Developmental psychologists often study the ways that individuals change as a function of ___.
In a study using a ____-____ method, persons of different ages as studied at only one point in time.
In the ____ method, the same group of people is observed at different points in time as they grow older.
The cross-sectional method is much more common than the longitudinal method primarily because it is less ____ and immediately yields ____.
A ____ is a group of people born about the same time, exposed to the same events in a society, and influenced by the same demographic trends such as divorce rates and family size.
One disadvantage of a cross-sectional design is that the researcher must infer that differences among age groups are due to the ____ ____ of ___.
developmental variable of age
In a cross-sectional study, a difference among groups of different ages may reflect developmental age changes; however, the differences may result from ____ ____.
Longitudinal research is the best way to study how scores on a variable at one age are ____ to another variable at a later age.
Longitudinal studies have one major problem: over the course of a study, people may ____, ___, or ____ ____ in the study.
move, die, or lose interest