Life Course Research: Development of a Field (1998).. Giele, Janet Z. & Elder, Glen H., Jr. (Eds.) (pp. 5-27). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.
What are the most effective methods for doing life course research? The field's founders and leaders answer this question, giving readers tips on: the art and method of the appropriate research design; the collection of life-history data; and the search for meaningful patterns to be found in the results.