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Longitudinal Research

Second Edition
  • Scott Menard - Sam Houston State University, USA, University of Colorado, USA


September 2002 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in non-technical language, this popular and practical volume has been completely updated to bring readers the latest advice on major issues involved in longitudinal research. It covers: research design strategies; methods of data collection; and how longitudinal and cross-sectional research compares in terms of consistency and accuracy of results.
 
1 Introduction
 
Definition
 
2 The Purposes of Longitudinal Research
 
Age, Period, and Cohort Effects
 
Causal Relationships
 
Serendipity and Intentionality in Longitudinal Data
 
3 Designs for Longitudinal Data Collection
 
Not-Quite-Longitudinal Designs
 
Total Population Designs
 
Repeated Cross-Sectional Designs
 
Revolving Panel Designs
 
Longitudinal Panel Designs
 
Other Variations
 
4 Issues in Longitudinal Research
 
Genesis Versus Prediction
 
Changes in Measurement Over Time
 
Panel Attrition
 
Treatment of Missing Data in Longitudinal Research
 
Repeated Measurement and Panel Conditioning
 
Respondent Recall
 
The Costs of Longitudinal Research
 
5 Longitudinal Analysis
 
Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Statistical Methods
 
Types of Longitudinal Causal Models
 
Measuring Change
 
Deterministic versus Probabilistic Models
 
Pooling Cross-Sectional and Time Series Data
 
Time Series Analysis
 
Methods for Short Time Serieswith Many Cases
 
Methods for Long Time Seres with Many Cases
 
Longitudinal Versus Cross-Sectional Data and Analysis
 
Notes
 
References

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