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Working with archival data : studying lives

Author: Glen H Elder, Jr.; Eliza K Pavalko; Elizabeth C Clipp
Publisher: Newbury Park [Calif.] : Sage Publications, ©1993.
Series: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, 07-088.
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Beginning with an introduction to the general issues in working with archival data, the book takes the reader through steps in the recasting of data and question, using substantive examples from the life course, such as temporal patterns of physical and and emotional health as well as pathways to retirement.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elder, Glen H.
Working with archival data.
Newbury Park [Calif.] : Sage Publications, ©1993
(DLC) 92030713
(OCoLC)26401140
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glen H Elder, Jr.; Eliza K Pavalko; Elizabeth C Clipp
ISBN: 0585181136 9780585181134 9781412986519 1412986516
OCLC Number: 44963298
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 88 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Working with archival data --
The life-course revolution --
Asking new questions of old data --
The Terman study --
From old data to new questions: children of the Great Depression --
From life records to codes: The Berkeley guidance archive --
Fitting research questions and data --
3. Recasting the archive --
First approach --
Step 1: Evaluation of existing materials --
Step 2: The decision to recode --
Step 3: Refining the research questions --
Creating new codes --
Step 4: Evaluating available coding schemes --
Step 5: Writing the codebook --
Step 6: Coding the case --
Step 7: Assessing reliability and validity --
4. From retirement to late-life careers --
First approach --
Step 1: Evaluation of existing materials --
Step 2: The decision to recode --
Step 3: Refining the research questions --
Creating new codes --
Step 4: Evaluating available coding schemes --
Step 5: Writing the codebook --
Step 6: Coding the case --
Step 7: Assessing reliability and validity --
5. Measuring historical influences --
Linking historical influences and individual lives --
New codes for research questions --
Coding wartime experience --
Coding home-front mobilization.
Series Title: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, 07-088.
Responsibility: Glen H. Elder, Jr., Eliza K. Pavalko, Elizabeth C. Clipp.
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Beginning with an introduction to the general issues in working with archival data, the book takes the reader through steps in the recasting of data and question, using substantive examples from the life course, such as temporal patterns of physical and and emotional health as well as pathways to retirement.

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