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Cross-study research

Cross-study research involves investigating research questions across different studies and comparing the findings between these different groups.

It can help us understand more about group differences, the role of contextual factors and even how societal changes may impact on outcomes for individuals.

In this section, you’ll find detailed information about carrying out cross-study research including what is it and why it’s important, the basics of data harmonisation and different approaches, methodological guidance, and data guides.

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