An analytical cross-sectional study is a type of quantitative, non-experimental research design. These studies seek to "gather data from a group of subjects at only one point in time" (Schmidt & Brown, 2019, p. 206). The purpose is to measure the association between an exposure and a disease, condition or outcome within a defined population. Cross-sectional studies often utilize surveys or questionnaires to gather data from participants (Schmidt & Brown, 2019, pp. 206-207).
Level of Evidence: V (Correlational)
Each JBI Checklist provides tips and guidance on what to look for to answer each question. These tips begin on page 4.
Below are some additional Frequently Asked Questions about the Analytical Cross-Sectional Studies Checklist that have been asked students in previous semesters.
|Frequently Asked Question||Response|
|In regards to Question 5, what exactly is a confounding factor?||COMING SOON!|
|For Question 6, how can I tell whether strategies were used to deal with the confounding factors in the study?||COMING SOON!|