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.

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Timeline and Event History Data

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Timeline and Event History Data

Duane F.Alwin

Introduction

In recent years, a great deal of theory and research has paid attention to the life span development of individuals and how events and experiences earlier in life contribute to developments later on (Elder, Johnson, & ...

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