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Giele, Janet Z. & Elder, Glen H., Jr. (1998). Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.


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.

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Giele, Janet Z.
Elder, Glen H., Jr.