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Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence

Judith D. Singer and John B. Willett

Abstract

Change is constant in everyday life. Infants crawl and then walk, children learn to read and write, teenagers mature in myriad ways, and the elderly become frail and forgetful. Beyond these natural processes and events, external forces and interventions instigate and disrupt change: test scores may rise after a coaching course, drug abusers may remain abstinent after residential treatment. By charting changes over time and investigating whether and when events occur, researchers reveal the temporal rhythms of our lives. This book is concerned with behavioral, social, and biomedical sciences. I ... More

Keywords: change, children, teenagers, elderly, temporal rythms, multilevel models, hazard models, survival models

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152968
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152968.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith D. Singer, author

John B. Willett, author
both at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, USA

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