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Research Methodologies Guide

A collection of resources describing research methods in the social sciences and the humanities

Longitudinal Research

According to Menard (1991), Longitudinal Research is research in which 

data are collected for two or more distinct periods (implying the notion of repeated measurements); the subjects or cases analyzed are the same, or at least comparable, from one period to the next; and the analysis involves some comparison of data between or among periods.

This type of research is often conducted to explore how phenomena change over time.

For more information on longitudinal research, review the resources below: 

Where to Start

Below are listed a few tools and online guides that can help you start your Longitudinal research. These include free online resources and resources available only through ISU Library.

Online Resources