6 August 2010
Event History Analysis and the Life Course
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
Professor Melinda Mills, Department of Sociology,rnUniversity of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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.
NOK 3000: The fee cover parts of the required reading material, food and social arrangements.