Definition of Retrospective Study
Example of Retrospective Study
- Reviewing patients’ medical histories in a city to compare the rates of death among smokers and nonsmokers.
Retrospective Study Pronunciation
Syllabification: ret·ro·spec·tive stud·y
- American English – /ret-ruh-spEk-tiv stUHd-ee/
- British English – /re-truh-spEk-tiv stUHd-ee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌrɛtrəˈspɛktɪv ˈstʌdi/
- British English – /ˌrɛtrəʊˈspɛktɪv ˈstʌdi/
- Plural: retrospective studies
- Also called historic cohort study.
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- Word origin of “retrospective” and “study” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- control group
- random sample
- statistical analysis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “retrospective study.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/retrospective-study/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
retrospective study. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/retrospective-study/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “retrospective study.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/retrospective-study/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“retrospective study.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 3 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/retrospective-study/>.