What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Longitudinal Research

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Lisa Kiang and Christy Buchanan from Wake Forest University decided to conduct a micro-longitudinal research using a daily diary method, empirical study, and quantitative study. In addition, they used a stratified sampling design to narrow down the tested subjects to Asian Americans and then categorizing them into separate subsections of different ethnicities and classifications of Asians. The study did not have a hypothesis because their research was mainly exploratory and instead looked at the correlational variables of stress and well-being. According to their sources, very few studies had research the impact of multiple forms of stress on adolescents at the same time, nonetheless at the daily level. This particular study focuses on same-day …show more content…
The main advantage of empirical studies is that it relies on actual physical data which can be recorded and coincide with other collected data. However, one of the disadvantages to empirical studies runs alongside the advantage. Since it relies on physical data, that is human observation, there is room for human error. Another disadvantage to empirical study is that it is possible to come across contrasting data that disproves your previous research. The main advantages to quantitative studies are the ability to collect and analyze data quickly, using sampling to generalize a larger population, and having data that is repeated to allow for an accurate representation of a set of statistics. Some disadvantages to quantitative studies are the chances of having a bias in the study from sampling data and the chance that experiments using this type of study can be …show more content…
The two main associations were stress predicting well-being and well-being predicting stress. With this portion of the results, the data mainly centered on the association between family stress/distress, school stress/distress, and peer stress/happiness. These particular associations were moderated both by gender and the generational status of the students, separated into either first generation or second generation. In general, more family, school, and peer stress that occurred in one day was significantly associated with lower happiness that day and more distress and

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