Definition of Trend Study
(noun) A study that examines a specific characteristic of a population over time.
Example of Trend Study
- The United States census that happens every ten years (decennially) collects information on the shifting demographics of the country.
Trend Study Pronunciation
Syllabification: trend stud·y
- American English – /trEnd stUHd-ee/
- British English – /trEnd stUHd-ee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /trɛnd ˈstʌdi/
- British English – /trɛnd ˈstʌdi/
- Plural: trend studies
- A trend study is longitudinal and does not require the same sample for each observation.
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- Word origin of “trend” and “study” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- random sample
- spurious correlation
- statistical analysis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “trend study.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 2, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
trend study. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “trend study.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 2, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“trend study.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 2 Aug. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/>.