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Working With Archival Data

Studying Lives

Working With Archival Data by Glen H. Elder
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Although the growth of longitudinal data archives is one of the most dramatic developments in the behavioural sciences, there has been a barrier to the effective use of these files due to a lack of understanding of the relation between research questions and archival data - until now. The authors of this volume illustrate how to use the model-fitting process to select and fit the right data set to a particular research problem. Beginning with an introduction to the general issues in working with archival data, the book takes the reader through steps in the recasting of data and question, using substantive examples from the life course, such as temporal patterns of physical and emotional health as well as pathways to retirement.
SAGE Publications; October 1992
99 pages; ISBN 9781452215075
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Title: Working With Archival Data
Author: Glen H. Elder; Eliza K. Pavalko; Elizabeth Colerick Clipp
 
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9780803942622
9781452215075