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Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Methods for Behavioural Research: A First-Round Knockout

Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Methods for Behavioural Research: A First-Round Knockout It is explained that statistical problems over omitted variables and endogenous factors cast doubt upon the wisdom of attempting inference about many forms of human behaviour from cross-sectional data. Simulations are used to confirm that cross-sectional analyses can produce seriously misleading results. The problems are avoided by using longitudinal methods. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environment and Planning A SAGE

Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Methods for Behavioural Research: A First-Round Knockout

Environment and Planning A , Volume 17 (10): 15 – Oct 1, 1985

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1985 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0308-518X
eISSN
1472-3409
DOI
10.1068/a171315
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Abstract

It is explained that statistical problems over omitted variables and endogenous factors cast doubt upon the wisdom of attempting inference about many forms of human behaviour from cross-sectional data. Simulations are used to confirm that cross-sectional analyses can produce seriously misleading results. The problems are avoided by using longitudinal methods.

Journal

Environment and Planning ASAGE

Published: Oct 1, 1985

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