Basically 3 separate cross sectional survey but with the same population and

Basically 3 separate cross sectional survey but with

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Basically 3 separate cross-sectional survey but with the same population and research methods** c. Researcher controls: subjects selected, timing of observations d. Researcher knows: what changed, how much i. Don’t know who or why e. Cohort study: with people who share a similar event i. Ex: birth, marriage, divorce 3. Panel study** a. Measures the same population AND the same sample 3 times b. Advantage: can identify who changed and hopefully why c. Disadvantage: population is also changing across time d. Researcher controls: subjects selected, timing of observations e. Researcher knows: what changed, how much change, who changed, why changed (sometimes) f. Follow-up Study: i. Time 1: gather records and data from records ii. Time 2: take sample from people on records and collect new data iii. Repeat g.If panel studies are so good, why doesn’t everyone use it?i.Expensive ii. Subject fatigue iii.Panel attrition: losing people out of your panel (why?) 1. Respondent’s refusal to participate 2. Respondent’s inability to participate 3. Mortality 4. Researcher’s failure to locate respondent (researcher incompetence)
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5. Researcher’s failure to keep accurate records (researcher stupidity) 6. Researcher’s failure to interview respondent Common generalization fallacies: o Ecological fallacy – taking group (aggregate) data and applying it to the individual o Reductionist fallacy – taking data from an individual and applying it to a group
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