Methodological Issues of Longitudinal Surveys

The Example of the National Educational Panel Study

Editors: Blossfeld, H.-P., von Maurice, J., Bayer, M., Skopek, J. (Eds.)

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  • Insights in longitudinal research on competence development and educational processes
  • Whole spectrum of social science survey practice
  • Problems and solutions of a unique approach in longitudinal research
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This book addresses a broad array of pressing challenges of longitudinal surveys and provides innovative solutions to methodological problems based on the example of the NEPS. It covers longitudinal issues such as sampling, weighting, recruiting and fieldwork management, the design of longitudinal surveys and the implementation of constructs, conducting competence tests over the life course, effective methods to improve and to maintain the highest level of data quality, data management tools for large-scale longitudinal surveys, the dissemination of research data to heterogeneous scientific communities, as well as establishing a long-term public relations and communications unit integrating a study’s stakeholder community over time.

About the authors

Hans-Peter Blossfeld is on leave from his Chair in Sociology at Bamberg University since 2012 and holds a Chair in Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence.   

Jutta von Maurice is the executive director of research of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at the University of Bamberg.

Michael Bayer is operational manager of the operational unit ‘Motivational Variables and Personality Aspects Across the Life Course’ at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at the University of Bamberg.

Jan Skopek is senior research scientist at the Comparative Life Course & Inequality Research Center of the European University Institute in Florence and is conducting cross-national comparisons in the eduLIFE project, which is supported by an advanced grant from the ERC. 

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)
  • The National Educational Panel Study: Milestones of the Years 2006 to 2015

    Pages 3-18

    Maurice, Jutta (et al.)

  • Analytic Strategies for the Study of Adaptation to Major Life Events: Making the Most of Large-Scale Longitudinal Surveys

    Pages 19-35

    Infurna, Frank J. (et al.)

  • Weighting Panel Cohorts in Institutional Contexts

    Pages 39-62

    Steinhauer, Hans Walter (et al.)

  • Variance Estimation with Balanced Repeated Replication: An Application to the Fifth and Ninth Grader Cohort Samples of the National Educational Panel Study

    Pages 63-84

    Zinn, Sabine

  • Challenges in Gaining Access: The School Cohorts of the National Educational Panel Study

    Pages 85-98

    Müller-Kuller, André (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodological Issues of Longitudinal Surveys
Book Subtitle
The Example of the National Educational Panel Study
Editors
  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld
  • Jutta von Maurice
  • Michael Bayer
  • Jan Skopek
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-11994-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-11994-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-11992-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 741
Number of Illustrations
87 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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