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Methods of life course research : qualitative and quantitative approaches / editors, Janet Z. Giele, Glen H. Elder, Jr
Bib ID 361883
Format BookBook
Description Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : Sage, c1998 
xvi, 344 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0761914366 (acid-free paper) (cased) (hardback)
0761914374 (acid-free paper) (paperback)
Summary

What are the most effective methods for doing life course research? The field's founders and leaders answer this question giving readers tips on: the art and method of appropriate research design; the collection of life history data; and the search for meaningful patterns found in the results. Readers who are interested in collecting or analyzing for themselves the varieties and themes of life course patterns and paths will find that Methods of Life Course Research provides the keys to planning, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting life events data.

Full contents
  • Foreword: Crafting Life Course Studies / Anne Colby
  • Pt. I. The Life Course Mode of Inquiry. Ch. 1. Life Course Research: Development of a Field / Janet Z. Giele and Glen H. Elder, Jr. Ch. 2. A Life Course Approach: Autobiographical Notes / Matilda White Riley. Ch. 3. The Craft of Life Course Studies / Angela M. O'Rand
  • Pt. II. Data Collection and Measurement. Ch. 4. Data Organization and Conceptualization / Nancy Karweit and David Kertzer. Ch. 5. Retrospective Versus Prospective Measurement of Life Histories in Longitudinal Research / Jacqueline Scott and Duane Alwin. Ch. 6. Finding Respondents in a Follow-Up Study / Donna Dempster-McClain and Phyllis Moen. Ch. 7. Collecting Life History Data: Experiences From the German Life History Study / Erika Bruckner and Karl Ulrich Mayer
  • Pt. III. Strategies for Analysis. Ch. 8. Life Reviews and Life Stories / John A. Clausen. Ch. 9. Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Data / John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson.
  • Ch. 10. Innovation in the Typical Life Course / Janet Z. Giele. Ch. 11. Linking History and Human Lives / Glen H. Elder, Jr. and Lisa A. Pellerin.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-323) and indexes.

Subjects Social sciences -- Biographical methods.  |  Life cycle, Human -- Research -- Methodology.
Other authors/contributors Giele, Janet Zollinger  |  Elder, Glen H. (Glen Holl), 1934-

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