Longitudinal surveys are surveys that involve collecting data from multiple subjects on multiple occasions. They are typically used for collecting data relating to social, economic, educational and health-related issues and they serve as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers. Focusing on the design, implementation and analysis of longitudinal surveys, Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys discusses the current state of the art in carrying out these surveys. The book also covers issues that arise in surveys that collect longitudinal data via retrospective methods. Aimed at researchers and practitioners analyzing data from statistical surveys the book will also be suitable as supplementary reading for graduate students of survey statistics. This book:* Covers all the main stages in the design, implementation and analysis of longitudinal surveys.* Reviews recent developments in the field, including the use of dependent interviewing and mixed mode data collection.* Discusses the state of the art in sampling, weighting and non response adjustment.* Features worked examples throughout using real data.*
Addresses issues arising from the collection of data via retrospective methods, as well as ethical issues, confidentiality and non-response bias.* Is written by an international team of contributors consisting of some of the most respected Survey Methodology experts in the field
Peter Lynn is Professor of Survey Methodology at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. He is responsible for the methodological research programme of the UK Longitudinal Studies Centre and the UK Household Longitudinal Study and has over 20 years of experience in the field of survey methodology.