Life Course Research and Social Policies

Advances in Sequence Analysis: Theory, Method, Applications

Editors: Blanchard, Philippe, Bühlmann, Felix, Gauthier, Jacques-Antoine (Eds.)

  • Provides the latest details on sequence analysis technique development
  • Encourages international harmonization of good practices
  • Presents authoritative contributions from world experts in sequence analysis
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About this book

This book gives a general view of sequence analysis, the statistical study of successions of states or events. It includes innovative contributions on life course studies, transitions into and out of employment, contemporaneous and historical careers, and political trajectories. The approach presented in this book is now central to the life-course perspective and the study of social processes more generally.

This volume promotes the dialogue between approaches to sequence analysis that developed separately, within traditions contrasted in space and disciplines. It includes the latest developments in sequential concepts, coding, atypical datasets and time patterns, optimal matching and alternative algorithms, survey optimization, and visualization.

Field studies include original sequential material related to parenting in 19th-century Belgium, higher education and work in Finland and Italy, family formation before and after German reunification, French Jews persecuted in occupied France, long-term trends in electoral participation, and regime democratization.

Overall the book reassesses the classical uses of sequences and it promotes new ways of collecting, formatting, representing and processing them. The introduction provides basic sequential concepts and tools, as well as a history of the method. Chapters are presented in a way that is both accessible to the beginner and informative to the expert.

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“Advances in Sequence Analysis: Theory, Method, Applications provides an elaborate compendium on SA, and it addresses to both new SA scholars and to experienced SA users who look for up-to-date developments on this methodology. Hence, it can be certainly of interest for population scientists who deal with duration data and who are interested in the latest developments in SA … .” (Valentina Tocchioni, European Journal of Population, Vol. 31 (1), 2015)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sequence Analysis in 2014

    Gauthier, Jacques-Antoine (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

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  • Motif of Sequence, Motif in Sequence

    Han, Shin-Kap

    Pages 21-38

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  • Using Optimal Matching Analysis in Sociology: Cost Setting and Sociology of Time

    Lesnard, Laurent

    Pages 39-50

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  • Distance, Similarity and Sequence Comparison

    Elzinga, Cees H.

    Pages 51-73

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  • Three Narratives of Sequence Analysis

    Halpin, Brendan

    Pages 75-103

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Sequence Analysis: Theory, Method, Applications
Editors
  • Philippe Blanchard
  • Felix Bühlmann
  • Jacques-Antoine Gauthier
Series Title
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04969-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04969-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04968-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37599-1
Series ISSN
2211-7776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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