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Thinking about Methods: Longitudinal Research and the Reorientation of the Postwar American Mental Sciences

Andrew M. Fearnley

in A Girl’s Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study Center

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300117592
eISBN:
9780300210804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117592.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter analyzes the Yale Longitudinal Study (YLS)—which documented the early and middle childhood years of a dozen children in New Haven County, Connecticut—within the context of other similar ... More


Survey designs for longitudinal research

Elisabetta Ruspini

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides a context for the longitudinal analysis. ‘Longitudinal’ is an imprecise term that implies repeated measurements of the observations made on a certain number of occasions. It ... More


Conclusion: The Future of Longitudinal Research

Prerna Banati

in Sustainable Human Development Across the Life Course: Evidence from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529204827
eISBN:
9781529204896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204827.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter summarises findings from the case studies, highlighting key policy lessons as well as successes and failures in research uptake. It discusses the features of an effective policy ... More


Concluding comments

Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter offers some recommendations for increasing and improving the role of longitudinal data in researching and analysing changes in women's lives and life courses. Change, such as ... More


Sustainable Human Development Across the Life Course: Evidence from Longitudinal Research

Prerna Banati (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529204827
eISBN:
9781529204896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204827.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable Human Development Across the Lifecourse brings together impactful findings that respond to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 commitment to ‘leave no one behind’. Drawing together ... More


Introduction: Measuring Sustainable Human Development Across the Life Course

Prerna Banati

in Sustainable Human Development Across the Life Course: Evidence from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529204827
eISBN:
9781529204896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204827.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

It is critical that the wellbeing of society is systematically tracked by indicators that not only give an accurate picture of human life today but also provide a window into the future for all of ... More


Introduction

Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This volume was developed from the Fifth International Conference on Logic and Methodology: Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium, Cologne on October 2000. It included a session by ... More


Introduction

Himanshu, Praveen Jha, and Gerry Rodgers

in The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The introduction to this book explains the background and history of longitudinal village studies, and considers what we can learn from them. It summarizes the approaches taken in some important past ... More


The Mechanics of Studying Desistance from Crime: An Exemplar of a Qualitative Longitudinal Research Project

Stephen Farrall

in Criminal Careers in Transition: The Social Context of Desistance from Crime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199682157
eISBN:
9780191789168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682157.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

It is important to understand the tradition in which one is working, and we locate our own project in terms of a wider set of research methodologies which span the social sciences, and which have ... More


Development of behaviour in the chick

P. P. G. Bateson

in Neural and Behavioural Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521846
eISBN:
9780191724640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioural development can be studied by cross-sectional research, which involves measuring different individuals at each age, or by longitudinal research, which involves measuring the same ... More


Time and the lifecourse: perspectives from qualitative longitudinal research

Bren Neale

in Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317524
eISBN:
9781447317531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores ways to conceptualise and study the lifecourse, drawing on perspectives from Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) Research. Contrasting approaches to lifecourse research are outlined, ... More


Early Generativity and Types of Civic Engagement in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Michael W. Pratt and Heather L. Lawford

in Prosocial Development: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964772
eISBN:
9780199368693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964772.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews research on the construct of generativity. The chapter specifically covers work on the potential applicability of this construct to youth and emerging adulthood, and its ... More


How grandparents influence the religiosity of their grandchildren: a mixed-methods study of three-generation families in the United States

Vern L. Bengtson and Merril Silverstein

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how grandparents influence (and don’t influence) the religiosity of descending generations within families in the United States. Using data from a longitudinal study of ... More


Criminal Careers in Transition: The Social Context of Desistance from Crime

Stephen Farrall, Ben Hunter, Gilly Sharpe, and Adam Calverley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199682157
eISBN:
9780191789168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682157.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

There has been a growth of interest in why people stop offending, and the processes by which they are rehabilitated back into the community. This book follows the completion of a fifth sweep of ... More


Epilogue: Doing Longitudinal Research

Christine Noe, Stefano Ponte, Dan Brockington, Anna Mdee, Cosmas Sokoni, Esbern Friis-Hansen, Verdiana Tilumanywa, Katherine A. Snyder, Emmanuel Sulle, Willie Östberg, Vesa-Matti Loiske, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, and Torben Birch-Thomsen

in Prosperity in Rural Africa?: Insights into Wealth, Assets, and Poverty from Longitudinal Studies in Tanzania

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198865872
eISBN:
9780191898174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865872.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Constructing longitudinal research has, for all the authors, entailed long, and sometimes difficult, sometimes funny, always moving, personal stories. This chapter explains how the studies were ... More


Data: sources and definitions

Rose Lindsey, John Mohan, Sarah Bulloch, and Elizabeth Metcalfe

in Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action: Patterns, Trends and Understandings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447324836
eISBN:
9781447324850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter describes and briefly evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the sources of evidence on voluntary action used in this book, and the challenges faced when using a mixed-methods ... More


The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Himanshu, Praveen Jha, and Gerry Rodgers (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

India has a long-standing tradition of village studies. Within this tradition, observation of the same village or villages over long periods of time has a special place, because it highlights the ... More


Mixed Methods Approaches, Narrative Research, and the Futures Study

Michael W. Pratt and M. Kyle Matsuba

in The Life Story, Domains of Identity, and Personality Development in Emerging Adulthood: Integrating Narrative and Traditional Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199934263
eISBN:
9780190883126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199934263.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 3 begins with the story of the Canadian Futures Study and its growth and change over the 15 years of its research “life span.” To orient the reader to the issues of research on personality ... More


Perceived Control: 50 Years of Innovation and Another 50 to Go

Frank J. Infurna and John W. Reich

in Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190257040
eISBN:
9780190634834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257040.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Julian Rotter’s seminal paper on locus of control that has greatly contributed to psychological science and disciplines beyond that of psychology. In this ... More


Introduction: Beyond Benefits Street – exploring experiences and narratives of welfare reform

Ruth Patrick

in For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447333463
eISBN:
9781447333517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333463.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter outlines the rationale behind conducting repeat interviews with out-of-work benefit claimants in an effort to better understand lived experiences of welfare reform. It introduces readers ... More


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