Longitudinal studies: theory and methods



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.

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

Journal rubric: Mathematical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kornilov S.A. Longitudinal studies: theory and methods. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2011. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 101–116. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Sergey A. Kornilov, PhD in Psychology, Seattle, USA, e-mail: sa.kornilov@gmail.com



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