longitudinal research


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longitudinal research

A long-term study of a cohort (a group of subjects born during a particular time period) that determines the natural history of an illness or the enduring effects of a treatment.
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Longitudinal research on intergroup contact has generally shown that contact has positive effects on intergroup attitudes over time (Brown et al., 2007; Eller & Abrams, 2003, 2004; Hamilton & Bishop, 1976; Levin et al., 2003), but quality rather than quantity of contact tends to be most predictive of positive intergroup attitudes.
Im (1990) pointed to different types of longitudinal research models as growth curve approach, stability approach, and the school effect approach.
Professor of nursing practice at Massey University, Jenny Carryer, talked about her work in "Conducting longitudinal research on long-term condition management".
She added: "Future research should examine these associations using a longitudinal research design.
Strelan, Acton, and Patrick encouraged others to conduct longitudinal research that could prove causation between these variables.
(2008) offer a rationale for commencing longitudinal research in middle to late childhood, referring to middle childhood as the dawn of vocational development.
A new longitudinal research study will measure the effectiveness of nonprofit charter school management organizations (CMOs).
The book does alert us to issues like the dependence of much of the material on children and adolescents coming from research using adults; the need for more longitudinal research; the current focus on descriptive rather than explanatory analysis; and the absence of an interconnectedness with fundamental theory and research on social, emotional, physical, cognitive and career development.
Longitudinal research, characterized by the use of repeated measures with the same respondents over time, became part of a sustained effort to understand individual and social problems in the years immediately following World War II.
There is nothing in my longitudinal research or any of my writings to support such conclusions (about same-gender families)."
However, it is important to clarify that the preliminary results of this longitudinal research project are not conclusive, and are subject to further scrutiny.
Essays ponder such topics as "Does Imitation Matter to Children with Autism?", "A Cognitive Neuroscience View of Imitation", "Longitudinal Research on Motor Imitation in Autism", and much more.

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