Professorial Lectures Series

Predictions, Explanations and Causal Effects from Longitudinal Data

Paperback
November 2007
9780854737758
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    29th November 2007
  • ISBN 9780854737758
  • Language English
  • Pages 30 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.33"
  • Images photos & charts
$9.95

Researchers across the social sciences who are interested in change and development can now draw on a rich array of longitudinal resources to help them answer their questions. The combination of theory, data and modern methods of statistical analysis can be used to describe, to predict and to generate causal explanations. This lecture explores these uses of longitudinal data with illustrations from the recent and more distant past.

Predictions, Explanations and Causal Effects from Longitudinal Data; Prediction; Description; Causation; Explanation; Conclusions.

Ian Plewis

Ian Plewis is Professor of Longitudinal Research Methods in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.