Norway, Oslo

Event History Analysis and the Life Course

when 2 August 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 1 week
credits 9.9 EC
fee NOK 3000

The life course approach is a means to study patterns and trajectories of individuals. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of theoretical and methodological approaches to cross-national life course research, with a focus on applied event history analysis. rn

Course leader

Professor Melinda Mills, Department of Sociology,rnUniversity of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Target group

PhD students

Course aim

By the end of this course, students will be able to: rnrn- name, define, compare and give concrete form to the central theories, concepts and methodological approaches within life course research; rnrn- understand the theoretical and methodological challenges in cross-national comparative research; rnrn- have an overview of selected empirical applications of cross-national life course research and inequality; rnrn- engage in applied survival and event history analysis using the computer program R.

Fee info

NOK 3000: The fee cover parts of the required reading material, food and social arrangements.