trend study

(noun) A study that examines a specific characteristic of a population over time.

Example: The United States census that happens every ten years (decennially) collects information on the shifting demographics of the country.

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  • Plural: trend studies

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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 December 12, 2018 (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 December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“trend study.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/trend-study/>.