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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published since 2008

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Longitudinal studies: theory and methods 7638


Kornilov S.A.
PhD in Psychology, Seattle, USA

The article reviews contemporary approaches to understanding longitudinal designs as a group of methods aimed at testing a specific class of hypotheses (about change, its functional form and dynamic parameters). We provide a description of main longitudinal designs and point out their limitations, along with analyzing major validity threats specific to longitudinal studies: the critical review of methodological and methodical problems and possibilities of overcoming them is completed by the brief description of the main statistical approaches for analyzing longitudinal data.

Keywords: longitudinal study, longitudinal design, longitudinal validity, repeated measures hierarchical linear modeling

Column: Mathematical Psychology

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