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Earl R. Babbie
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Textbook Problem

Using online journals or printed journals in the library, locate a research project involving a panel study. Describe the nature of the study design and its primary findings.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

A panel study is a longitudinal study in which data is gathered from the same group of people over time. The IUPUI panel study of philanthropic giving for basic needs has tracked monetary giving to charities that provide food and other essentials to families in need. The study tracks the pattern of giving by families across generations based on income level and marital status, among other factors.

Explanation

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(This question requires a subjective answer, this is an example.) Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been running a panel study of philanthropic giving since 1968. A panel study is a type of longitudinal study that gathers data from the same group of people over time. The IUPUI study looks for patterns in charitable giving from the same families over the last fifty years. Researches are looking to see if parents’ giving patterns are related to income level and marital status...

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