RETROSPECTIVE RESEARCH By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Mental study which intends to analyze the present in premise to the past. Compare with: prospective research. RETROSPECTIVE RESEARCH: "Retrospective research follows a subject back to the past to resolve current issues." Related Psychology Terms PROSPECTIVE RESEARCH BASIC RESEARCH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH PSYCHOPATHOLOGY APPLIED RESEARCH CONSUMER RESEARCH TESTING THE LIMITS INTERVIEW PAIRED COMPARISON LONGITUDINAL DESIGN Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RETROSPECTIVE RESEARCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/retrospective-research/ (accessed June 14, 2021).