Analyzing Social and Political Change

1st Edition

A Casebook of Methods

eISBN-13: 9781446275634

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Understanding change over time is a central concern for research in sociology, political science, education, geography and related disciplines. It is also an issue which presents significant methodological problems, in response to which different techniques have been developed - for example, time series analysis, multilevel models, log-linear models and event history analysis. Outlining the nature of such techniques, this accessible collection covers: the respective values of cross-sectional and longitudinal data in the analysis of change; the variety of methods available for the analysis of change over time; the types of research objective to which various techniques are suited; the limitations and constraints of individual methods; and the different philosophies which underlie particular approaches.



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ISBNs 9780803982994, 9780803982994, 9781446275634, 1446275639
Language English
Number of Pages 242
Edition 1st