Calendar and Time Diary: Methods in Life Course Research is the first book to provide a road map to using both calendar and diary methods in research. An ideal tool for examining issues related to these up-and-coming approaches to data collection, the book is also a helpful resource for readers who interpret literature based on calendar and diary research. Chapters from well-known contributors from an array of disciplines include examples of ways these methods can be used in the social, health, and behavioral sciences, assess their use in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with measuring and assessing data quality. A final chapter reviews key themes and discusses future directions for research.

Twenty-Four Hours: An Overview of the Recall Diary Method and Data Quality in the American Time Use Survey

Twenty-Four Hours: An Overview of the Recall Diary Method and Data Quality in the American Time Use Survey

Polly A.PhippsMargaret K.Vernon

Introduction

This chapter focuses on issues regarding the methodology and data quality inherent to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). The ATUS is the first federally funded, ongoing, and nationally representative time use survey ...

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