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Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 360 Nombre de pages
Glen H. Elder, Jr. is Research Professor of Sociology and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and manag... Lire la suite
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Glen H. Elder, Jr. is Research Professor of Sociology and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and manages a research program on life course studies. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California (Berkeley) and Cornell University. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elder has served as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association (1989), and as President of the Sociological Research Association (1999) and of the Society for Research on Child Development (1995-97). His books (authored, co-authored, edited) include Children of the Great Depression (1974; 1999, expanded edition), Life Course Dynamics (1985), Children in Time and Place (1993), Families in Troubled Times (1994), Examining Lives in Context (1995), Developmental Science (1996), Methods of Life Course Research (1998), and Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America (2000: William J. Goode Award).



Texte du rabat

What are the most effective methods for doing life-course research? In this volume, the field's founders and leaders answer this question, giving readers tips on: the art and method of the appropriate research design; the collection of life-history data; and the search for meaningful patterns to be found in the results.



Contenu

Foreword - Anne Colby Crafting Life Course Studies PART ONE: THE LIFE COURSE MODE OF INQUIRY Life Course Research - Janet Z Giele and Glen H Elder Jr Development of a Field A Life Course Approach - Matilda White Riley Autobiographical Notes The Craft of Life Course Studies - Angela M O'Rand PART TWO: DATA COLLECTION AND MEASUREMENT Data Organization and Conceptualization - Nancy Karweit and David Kertzer Retrospective vs Prospective Measurement of Life Histories in Longitudinal Research - Jacqueline Scott and Duane Alwin Finding Respondents in a Follow-Up Study - Donna Dempster-McClain and Phyllis Moen Collecting Life History Data - Erika Brückner and Karl Ulrich Mayer Experiences from the German Life History Study PART THREE: STRATEGIES FOR ANALYSIS Life Reviews and Life Stories - John A Clausen Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Data - John H Laub and Robert J Sampson Innovation in the Typical Life Course - Janet Z Giele Linking History and Human Lives - Glen H Elder Jr and Lisa Pellerin

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Sous-titre: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780761914372
ISBN: 978-0-7619-1437-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Sage Pubn
Genre: Psychologie
nombre de pages: 360
Poids: 467g
Taille: H207mm x B152mm x T23mm
Année: 1998