Types of Research Studies Quiz

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What type of study is most used in research and is mostly descriptive?

Cross-sectional

Which type of study is more costly and informative but can be descriptive and explanatory?

Longitudinal

What type of study involves studying different people at different periods of time?

Time series

In which type of study are the same individuals studied at different periods of time?

Panel

What is a drawback of cross-sectional studies?

Unable to explain change or social processes

Which type of study involves researching a specific group over an extended period of time?

Cohort

What is the primary focus of panel studies?

Collecting data from the same group of people over multiple periods

Which type of study involves examining patterns over time to reveal trends and relationships?

Time Series Studies

In which type of study would a medical school likely conduct a study about how a patient responded to cancer treatment?

Case Studies

What is a key benefit of cohort studies?

Following groups of individuals with similar characteristics forward through time

Which type of study allows researchers to identify changes within groups and track behaviors across time?

Panel Studies

What distinguishes case studies from other study types?

Focusing on one specific instance or person

Which type of study might examine stock prices over a period to determine trends?

Time Series Studies

What does a cohort study primarily involve?

Researching a specific group over an extended period of time

Which study design would be ideal for analyzing if eating habits have changed in a population over several years?

Panel Studies

What kind of study focuses on groups of individuals with similar characteristics moving forward through time?

Cohort Studies

Test your knowledge on different types of research studies such as cross-sectional and longitudinal. Learn about the characteristics and applications of each type of study, and see if you can correctly identify examples of these studies.

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