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.

Timeline Data Collection and Analysis: Time Diary and Event History Calendar Methods

Timeline Data Collection and Analysis: Time Diary and Event History Calendar Methods

Frank P.Stafford

Introduction

Often we are interested in measuring time devoted to different activities over some reference period—such as weeks worked for pay in a year or hours per day spent in housework or child care. And, besides the elapsed time in a ...

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