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By Elisabetta Ruspini

one of many significant alterations within the social technological know-how examine panorama in recent times has been the advent of computerised panel surveys in Europe and the USA which make longitudinal facts generally to be had to graduate scholars for the 1st time. Elisabetta Ruspini right here offers a concise but entire creation to the problems all for this type of examine. This book:
* Defines the idea that of longitudinal research
* offers counsel on assets of longitudinal information in Europe and the united states and their strengths and weaknesses
* Discusses the alternatives that have to be made during this form of examine - for example the benefits and downsides of specific sorts of study info and of alternative forms of analysis
* Highlights the various difficulties concerned, e.g. the problem of comparison inside longitudinal research

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