cross-sectional method

cross-sec·tion·al meth·od

in developmental psychology, the study of the life span involving comparison of groups of people at different age levels. Compare: longitudinal method.
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Our study was an observational study using a cross-sectional method.
52 standard deviation units under the cross-sectional method, .
Two methods of reporting multigrade trends were used: the traditional cross-sectional method and the longitudinal method.
Missing data methods; cross-sectional methods and applications.
Much of the prior research on financial aid has employed cross-sectional methods, which assume that the effects of aid do not vary across time.
Longitudinal and cross-sectional methods of data analysis were used to estimate the biological half-life of pathogen-specific maternal antibodies (1).
Panel data econometric methods, widely regarded as powerful and robust methods for investigating a large range of issues (see, for example, Wooldridge (2002)), provide a potential alternative approach to cross-sectional methods.
And while scholars have acknowledged that the two phenomena are parts of a wider dynamic system of variables, affecting and being affected by these variables over time, most studies have employed only a few variables using cross-sectional methods.
Using such a framework, both cross-sectional and combined cross-sectional methods are applied in the last section to the business cycles of the 1967-82 period.
Together they cover the uses of social research and the relevant theories, ethics, selecting a topic, working with sampling and measurement, using such research designs as case studies or cross-sectional methods, conducting experimental research, using questionnaires and structured interviews and qualitative methods, observing, using available data, doing content analysis, comparing methods, applying social research, and performing qualitative and quantitative data analysis.