Developmental Psychology

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Developmental Psychology
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2011-06-09 06:52:32
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Types of Studies
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  1. What is a cross-sectional study?

    Pros?

    Cons?
    Observation of an entire population, at a defined time




    Pros- Quick and easy

    Cons- Uninformative about changes over time
  2. What is a longitudinal study?

    Pros?

    Cons?
    Observation of the same subject, over a long period of time



    Pros- Reveals patterns of change over a long period of time

    Cons- Difficult to keep participants in the study
  3. What is a microgenetic study?

    Pros?

    Cons?
    Observtion over a short period of time, while an environmental change is occuring



    Pros- Reveals repsonse to changes

    Cons- Does not reveal patterns of change over a long period of time
  4. Who believed there was a pre-formed human inside sperm?
    Nicolaas Hartsoeker

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