What is cross sectional research? research methodology

What is cross sectional research?

In cross sectional research, researchers observe the specific point at the same time.

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Figure: cross sectional research


What are examples of cross sectional research?

  1. Observation of different computer parts to measure the computer speed changing rate(as represented in figure1).

What are advantages of cross sectional research?

  • Less costly
  • Less time consuming
  • Can prove and disprove assumptions and theories
  • simplest
  • Can be exploratory, descriptive, or explanatory
  • Consistent with a descriptive approach to research

What are disadvantages of cross sectional research?

  • Cannot capture the changing processes
  • Does not help to determine the cause and their effects.