What is the definition of Retrospective?

Retrospective study - a type of longitudinal study that looks backwards over a set of data to examine suspected factors in relation to an outcome that is established at the start of the study.
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Related Terms

  • Longitudinal Study
  • Prospective Study
  • Cross-Sectional Study


  • Retrospective Analysis
  • Historical Study
  • Backward-Looking Study
  • Retrospective study

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