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.

Further Thoughts on Part V

Further Thoughts on Part V

Among the biggest challenges in any scientific discipline, including life course research, is to document and account for the variability that exists in the entities that are studied. Humans show variability in their circumstances, in their behaviors, and in their thoughts and memories. As ...

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