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Table of Contents
|List of tables/figures|
|What is longitudinal research?|
|The need for a definition|
|The development of longitudinal research: an historical overview|
|Longitudinal data; characteristics and analytical advantages|
|Repeated cross-sectional data|
|Event orientated observation design (Event History data)|
|'Qualitative' longitudinal sources|
|The issues of data collection and comparability within longitudinal research: some examples|
|An example of good practices: the BHPS|
|How to develop, 'qualitatively', a life course study: the German Life History study (GLHS)|
|The issue of comparability within longitudinal research (European Community Household Panel, PACO project, PSID - GSOEP equivalent data file, EPAG data sets, CHER project)|
|Ex ante attempts|
|Ex post attempts|
|Some problems connected with longitudinal research|
|The limitations of repeated cross-sectional design|
|Problems connected with panel design|
|Timing and error reduction|
|Retrospective design and its drawbacks|
|Costs and timing of longitudinal research|
|An overview of the major techniques needed to perform longitudinal analysis|
|Time series analysis for repeated cross-sectional data|
|Structural Equation Models|
|Log-linear and Markov Models of categorical longitudinal data|
|Event history analysis|
|Description and characteristics of longitudinal data sets in Europe, Russia and North-America in chronological order|
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