Longitudinal studies

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  • Longitudinal Studies
    • Studies of the same group of people over a period of time.
    • Interviews are completed over time in intervals
    • EXAMPLE: The British Cohort began collecting in 1970; to monitor health, education and social and economics circumstances overtime.
    • ADVANTAGES:
      • Examine social change over time. Changes in, for example, behaviour, values, attitudes, ect.
    • DISADVANTAGES:
      • They're relatively expensive.
      • Involvement in the study make change the participants behaviour.
      • Difficult to stay in contact if people move/ change their numbers.
      • People may decide they do not want to participate anymore.

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