2nd Edition

Techniques of Event History Modeling New Approaches to Casual Analysis

By Hans-Peter Blossfeld, G”tz Rohwer Copyright 2002
    320 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    320 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    Including new developments and publications which have appeared since the publication of the first edition in 1995, this second edition:
    *gives a comprehensive introductory account of event history modeling techniques and their use in applied research in economics and the social sciences;
    *demonstrates that event history modeling is a major step forward in causal analysis. To do so the authors show that event history models employ the time-path of changes in states and relate changes in causal variables in the past to changes in discrete outcomes in the future; and
    *introduces the reader to the computer program Transition Data Analysis (TDA). This software estimates the sort of models most frequently used with longitudinal data, in particular, discrete-time and continuous-time event history data.

    Techniques of Event History Modeling can serve as a student textbook in the fields of statistics, economics, the social sciences, psychology, and the political sciences. It can also be used as a reference for scientists in all fields of research.

    Contents: Preface. Introduction. Event History Data Structures. Nonparametric Descriptive Methods. Exponential Transition Rate Models. Piecewise Constant Exponential Models. Exponential Models With Time-Dependent Covariates. Parametric Models of Time-Dependence. Methods to Check Parametric Assumptions. Semi-Parametric Transition Rate Models. Problems of Model Specification. Appendix: Basic Information About TDA.


    G”tz Rohwer, Hans-Peter Blossfeld

    "Techniques of Event History Modeling fully attains both goals, showing the usefulness of event history modeling as a new approach to causal modeling and being an introduction to the program TDA. The book deserves the attention of researchers from the field of OB, although - or better: because - it offers a somewhat different perspective on social processes."
    Rainier, Hampp, Verlag