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Calendar and Time Diary Methods in Life Course Research

Calendar and Time Diary Methods in Life Course Research

By: Duane Francis Alwin (author), Robert F. Belli (author), Frank P. Stafford (author)Paperback

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Calendar and Time Diary Methods in Life Course Research offers a road map to those who wish to use calendar and diary methods in their own research. The book is also a tool for examining issues related to these up-and-coming approaches to data collection. Finally, this text may serve as a helpful resource for readers who need to interpret literature based on calendar and diary research. It is ideal for graduate students and researchers who are interested in calendar and diary methods and who hail from fields such as sociology, psychology, nursing, communication, and education.

About Author

Robert F. Belli is Professor of Psychology and Graduate Chair of the Survey Research and Methodology Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Adjunct Research Associate Professor of the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. He is also North American Editor of Applied Cognitive Psychology. His most recent interests include the application of principles from cognitive psychology--especially autobiographical memory and conversational processes--to reduce response errors in retrospective survey reports. Frank P. Stafford is Professor of Economics, Co-Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and Associate Director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. His active research areas include issues of time allocation, the economics of childcare, and cross-national comparative studies on the role of information technology. Other research interests include family decisions about wealth, pensions and savings as they relate to individual mental and physical health through time. Duane F. Alwin is Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professor in Sociology, Demography, and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University, where he is affiliated with the Population Research Institute, the Survey Research Center, and the Gerontology Center. Prior to moving to Penn State, Alwin held an appointment for 23 years in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. The focus of his research and teaching includes survey methodology, families and children, socio-economic inequalities and health disparities, aging and the life course, and the linkages between processes of individual development, history and social change.


1. The Application of Calendar and Time Diary Methods in the Collection of Life Course Data - Robert F. Belli, Duane F. Alwin, and Frank P. StaffordPART I. FOUNDATIONS2. Timeline Data Collection and Analysis: Time Diary and Event History Calendar Methods - Frank P. Stafford3. The Emergence of Calendar Interviewing: A Theoretical and Empirical Rationale - Robert F. Belli and Mario CallegaroPART II. VARIATIONS IN THE COLLECTION AND APPLICATION OF CALENDAR, DIARY, AND TIME-USE DATA4. The Timeline Followback: A Scientifically and Clinically Useful Tool for Assessing Substance Use - Sangeeta Agrawal, Mark B. Sobell, and Linda Carter Sobell5. Adolescent Health Research and Clinical Assessment Using Self-Administered Event History Calendars - Kristy K. Martyn6. Assessment of Stressor Exposure Using Telephone Diaries: The Daily Inventory of Stressful Events - Elaine Wethington and David M. Almeida7. Twenty-Four Hours: An Overview of the Recall Diary Method and Data Quality in the American Time Use Survey - Polly A. Phipps and Margaret K. VernonPART III. DATA QUALITY ASSESSMENTS OF CALENDAR AND DIARY INSTRUMENTS8. Application of the Life History Calendar Approach: Understanding Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence Over the Life Course - Mieko Yoshihama9. Global and Episodic Reports of Hedonic Experience - Norbert Schwarz, Daniel Kahneman, & Jing Xu10. Using Time Diaries to Study Instruction in Schools - Brian Rowan, Eric Camburn, and Richard Correnti11. Reports of Life Events by Individuals at High Risk for Violence - Jennifer Roberts and Edward P. Mulvey12. Time Use in the Older Population: Variation by Socioeconomic Status and Health - Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder13. The Implementation of a Computerized Event History Calendar Questionnaire for Research in Life Course Epidemiology - Robert F. Belli, Sherman A. James, John Van Hoewyk, and Kirsten H. AlcserPART IV. METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN THE RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, AND COLLECTION OF TIME-BASED DATA14. Protocol Compliance in Real-time Data Collection Studies: Findings and Implications - Arthur A. Stone and Joan E. Broderick15. An Evaluation Study of the Event History Calendar - Wil Dijkstra, Johannes H. Smit, and Yfke P. Ongena16. Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Timeline and Event History Data - Duane F. Alwin PART V. LOOKING AHEAD17. Future Directions in Calendar and Time Diary Methods - Frank P. Stafford and Robert F. Belli

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412940634
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781412940634
  • ISBN10: 141294063X

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