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Analytical Methods for Social Research : Event History Modeling: A Guide for Social Scientists - Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

Analytical Methods for Social Research

Event History Modeling: A Guide for Social Scientists

Hardcover Published: 5th April 2004
ISBN: 9780521837675
Number Of Pages: 234

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Event History Modeling provides an accessible, up-to-date guide to event history analysis for researchers and advanced students in the social sciences. The substantive focus of many social science research problems leads directly to the consideration of duration models, and many problems would be better analyzed by using these longitudinal methods to take into account not only whether the event happened, but when. The foundational principles of event history analysis are discussed and ample examples are estimated and interpreted using standard statistical packages, such as STATA and S-Plus. Recent and critical innovations in diagnostics are discussed, including testing the proportional hazards assumption, identifying outliers, and assessing model fit. The treatment of complicated events includes coverage of unobserved heterogeneity, repeated events, and competing risks models. The authors point out common problems in the analysis of time-to-event data in the social sciences and make recommendations regarding the implementation of duration modeling methods.

"Box-Steffensmeier and Jones have written a highly accessible and incredibly thoughtful introduction to survival analysis for the social scientist. I find Event History Modeling to be well suited for adoption both as a graduate and self study test. Highly recommended." --Tze Kwang Teo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Political Methodologist

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Event history and political analysis
The logic of event history analysis
Parametric models for single-spell duration data
The Cox Proportional Hazards model
Models for discrete data
Issues in model selection
Inclusion of time-varying covariates
Diagnostic methods for the event history model
Some modeling strategies for unobserved heterogeneity
Models for multiple events
Political analysis and event history
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521837675
ISBN-10: 0521837677
Series: Analytical Methods for Social Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 5th April 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.52