Cross sectional data
Cross sectional data refers to information
about individuals, firms, states, countries, universities, or
any other group, at one point in time.
In contrast, time series data refers to
information over time of a particular variable.
- A sample of UWF students taken from the
UWF population in June of 1998. Information on their GPA constitutes
cross sectional data.
- Price/earnings ratios of a group of manufacturing
firms using information from one point in time (say, December
- Average salary information in the retail
industry, by firm, in March of 1998.