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Sequence Analysis

Sequence Analysis

June 2022 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Sequence analysis (SA) was developed to study social processes that unfold over time as sequences of events. It has gained increasing attention as the availability of longitudinal data made it possible to address sequence-oriented questions. This volume introduces the basics of SA to guide practitioners and support instructors through the basic workflow. In addition to the basics, this book outlines recent advances and innovations in SA.

The presentation of statistical, substantive, and theoretical foundations is enriched by examples to help the reader understand the repercussions of specific analytical choices. The extensive ancillary material supports self-learning based on real-world survey data and research questions from the field of life course research.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Describing and Visualizing Sequences
Chapter 3. Comparing Sequences
Chapter 4. Identifying Groups in Data: Analyses Based on Dissimilarities between Sequence
Chapter 5. Multidimensional Sequence Analysis
Chapter 6. Examining group Differences without Cluster Analysis
Chapter 7. Combining Sequence Analysis with Other Explanatory Methods
Chapter 8. Conclusions

This book provides a comprehensive and updated introduction to sequence analysis, I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn the topic systematically.

Tim F. Liao
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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ISBN: 9781071801888