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 I

Further Thoughts on Part I

As discussed in Chapter 1, both time diary and calendar methods are valuable tools in the collection of life course data. Yet to our knowledge, only one study, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) (see http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/), uses both methods. The PSID implements a 2-year reference period computerized ...

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