Prospective data is data that is collected with a forward-looking view (the researcher sets up the methodology to recruit subjects to the study and then collect data as it occurs), whereas retrospective data is rear-looking data that is collected as part of a process (e.g. patient demographic or treatment data that is taken from the patient’s charts) and then evaluated after-the-fact. Write a 1-2 page paper that evaluates the pros and cons of both prospective and retrospective data.
Your submission should be in 12-point normal font (Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial, etc.), double-spaced, with 1″ margins.
It is expected that you will use outside sources for this paper. All information taken from a source (direct quotes, paraphrasing, and ideas) must be cited, in text and in reference, in APA format. Failure to do so is plagiarism.