(noun) A study that examines a specific characteristic of a population over time.
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- Plural: trend studies
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- control group
- empirical evidence
- experimental group
- negative correlation
- positive correlation
- random sample
- statistical analysis
How to Cite the Definition of Trend Study
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “trend study.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (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 January 23, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“trend study.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/>.