Handbook of Longitudinal Research

Handbook of Longitudinal Research

Design, Measurement, and Analysis

1st Edition - October 11, 2007

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  • Editor: Scott Menard
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554228
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123704818

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Longitudinal research is a broad field in which substantial advances have been made over the past decade. Unlike many of the existing books that only address the analysis of information. The Handbook of Longitudinal Research covers design and measurement as well as the data analysis. Designed for use by a wide-ranging audience, this Handbook not only includes perspective on the methodological and data analysis problems in longitudinal research but it also includes contributors' data sets that enable readers who lack sophisticated statistics skills to move from theories about longitudinal data into practice. As the comprehensive reference, this Handbook has no direct competition as most books in this subject area are more narrowly specialized and are pitched at a high mathematical level.

Key Features

  • Contributors and subject areas are interdisciplinary to reach the broadest possible audience (i.e., psychology, epidemiology, and economics research fields)
  • Summary material will be included for less sohisticated readers
  • Extensive coverage is provided of traditional advanced topics


Graduate level students, instructors, and practicing researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. Secondary market in related fields like epidemiology and biomedical research

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Longitudinal Research Designs
    1. Introduction: Longitudinal Research Design and Analysis
    Scott Menard
    2. Using National Census Data to Study Change
    Margo Anderson
    3. Repeated Cross-Sectional Research: The General Social Surveys
    Tom W. Smith
    4. Structuring the National Crime Victim Survey for Use in Longitudinal Analysis
    Lawrence Hotchkiss and Ronet Bachman
    5. The Mellennium Cohort Study and Mature National Birth Cohorts in Britain
    Heather E. Joshi
    6. Retrospective Longitudinal Research: The German Life History Study
    Karl Ulrich Mayer

    Part II. Measurement Issues in Longitudinal Research
    7. Respondent Recall
    Jennifer K. Grotpeter
    8. A Review and Summary of Studies on Panel Conditioning
    David Cantor
    9. Reliability Issues in Longitudinal Research
    Toon W. Taris
    10. Orderly Changes in a Stable World: The Antisocial Trait as a Chimera
    Gerald R. Patterson
    11. Minimizing Panel Attrition
    Heather Laurie
    12. Nonignorable Nonresponse in Longitudinal Studies
    E. Michael Foster and Anna Krivelyova

    Part III. Descriptive and Causal Analysis in Longitudinal Research
    13. Graphical Techniques for Exploratory and Confirmatory Analyses of Longitudinal Data
    Garrett M. Fitzmaurice
    14. Separating Age, Period, and Cohort Effects in Developmental and Historical Research
    Scott Menard
    15. An Introduction to Pooling Cross-Sectional and Time Series Data
    John L. Worrall
    16. Dynamic Models and Cross-Sectional Data: The Consequences of Dynamic Misspecification
    Ronald Schoenberg
    17. Causal Analysis with Nonexperimental Panel Data
    David F. Greenberg
    18. Causal Inference in Longitudinal Experimental Research
    Jos W. R. Twisk

    Part IV. Description and Measurement of Qualitative Change
    19. Analyzing Longitudinal Qualitative Observational Data
    Johnny Saldaña
    20. Configural Frequency Analysis of Longitudinal Data
    Alexander von Eye and Eun Young Mun
    21. Analysis of Longitudinal Categorical Data Using Optimal Scaling Techniques
    Catrien C. J. H. Bijleveld
    22. An Introduction to Laten Class Analysis
    C. Mitchell Dayton
    23. Latent Class Models in Longitudinal Research
    Jeroen K. Vermunt, Bac Tran, and Jay Magidson

    Part V. Timing of Qualitative Change: Event History Analysis
    24. Nonparametric Methods for Event History Data: Descriptive Measures
    C. M. Suchindran
    25. The Cox Proportional Hazards Model, Diagnostics, and Extensions
    Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Lyndsey Stanfill
    26. Parametric Event History Analysis: An Application to the Analysis of Recidivism
    Hee-Jong Joo
    27. Discrete-Time Survival Analysis: Predicting Whether, and if so When, an Event Occures
    Margaret K. Keiley, Nina C. Martin, Janet Canino, Judith D. Singer and John B. Willett

    Part VI. Panel Analysis, Structural Equation Models, and Multilevel Models
    28. Generalized Estimating Equations for Longitudinal Panel Analysis
    Joseph M. Hilbe and James W. Hardin
    29. Linear Panel Analysis
    Steven E. Finkel
    30. Panel Analysis with Logistic Regression
    Scott Menard
    31. Latent Growth Curve Models
    Michael Stoolmiller
    32. Multilevel Growth Curve Analysis for Quantitative Outcomes
    Douglas A. Luke
    33. Multilevel analysis with Categorical Outcomes
    Scott Menard

    Part VII. Time Series Analysis and Deterministic Dynamic Models
    34. A Brief Introduction to Time Series Analysis
    Scott Menard
    35. Spectral Analysis
    William W. S. Wei
    36. Time-Series Techniques for Repeated Cross-Section Data
    David Sanders and Hugh Ward
    37. Differential Equation Models for Longitudinal Data
    Steven M. Boker
    38. Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Catastrophe Theory
    Courtney Brown

Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: October 11, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554228
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123704818

About the Editor

Scott Menard

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA.

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