Research Designs and Methods

In this unit, you reviewed the various research designs and methods employed by scientists who primarily study the field of lifespan development.

For this discussion:

  • Choose two lifespan development research designs, then compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Provide an example of a study in lifespan development that would be appropriate for the two types of designs you selected. How do these two types of designs help advance our knowledge about human development?