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Factors Needed to Conduct a Longitudinal Data Analysis

Please help me with some insight into this assignment. Assume that you have been given grant money to conduct a longitudinal study in the research area of choice.

YOU WILL REPORT:

a) the hypotheses you would want to examine

b) how you would set up the design?

c) what statistical tests you would use to analyze the data?

d) the advantages of using a longitudinal design rather than a cross-sectional design to answer your hypothesis(es)

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a) Will there be a positive effect on an elderly person's mood when participating with pet therapy once a week?

b) Basically, the research design should be one of the following designs:

-Descriptive Designs
Purpose: Observe and Describe

-Descriptive Research
Includes:
Case Study
Naturalistic Observation
Survey (can be questionnaire)

-Correlational Studies
Purpose: To Predict

-Case Control Study ...

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This solution discusses the factors involved in conducting a longitudinal data analysis:

a) the hypotheses you would want to examine

b) how you would set up the design

c) what statistical tests you would use to analyze the data

d) the advantages of using a longitudinal design rather than a cross-sectional design to answer your hypothesis(es)

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