Observational (cross-sectional and longitudinal) studies

Owens, Christopher S, Crone, Diane ORCID: 0000-0002-8798-2929, Gidlow, Christopher and James, David V ORCID: 0000-0002-0805-7453 (2018) Observational (cross-sectional and longitudinal) studies. In: Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health. Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group, London. ISBN 9781138067684

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The chapter explores observational studies and their application in physical activity research with a particular focus on cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches. Considerations in the design and use of both types of studies are considered and the chapter concludes with a case study which utilized both a cross-sectional and longitudinal observational study design. The aims of the chapter are to: 1 Provide an understanding of observational studies with a specific focus on crosssectional and longitudinal designs. 2 Demonstrate how cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies are used in physical activity research. 3 Provide guidance and considerations on how to design and undertake crosssectional and longitudinal observational studies to ensure the collection of high quality data. 4 Provide illustrative examples using a case study of a longitudinal and crosssectional observational study.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Longitudinal and crosssectional observational studies; Methodology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 15:27
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 14:36
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6139

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