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Term Definition
Life history interview

Unstructured interview where the aim is to gain an entire biography of each respondent.

Life history method

Often referred to as the biographical method, this method emphasizes the experience of research subjects and the changing events and phases through the life course.

Likert scale

A scale of consecutive values used to respond to a question (e.g. Strongly agree to strongly disagree; or very good to very poor). It is typically used to measure attitudes.

Longitudinal research

A research design that involves measurement of multiple observations over an extended range of time.