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Time-Lag Study

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A time-lag study examines the responses of different participants of similar age at different points in time. Time-lag is one of the three methods used to study developmental and generational change. The other two methods are a cross-sectional study (which examines participants of different ages at one point in time) and a longitudinal study (which examines the same participants as they age). This entry first examines the types of differences these methods assess; then, it describes the possible confounds and the procedures to follow to perform a time-lag study. Last, this entry briefly discusses the future of time-lag studies.

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These methods assess three types of differences: age differences (a result of development), generational differences (a result of generational succession), and time period (a result of historical ...

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