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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM026: Using Longitudinal Data in Family Policy Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem (Convenor)


Quantitative Data Analysis



Available via distance learning


This module introduces applied methods in longitudinal data analysis, where the same individuals are observed multiple times. You will learn about major data sources from the UK and other countries used for longitudinal studies. You will also obtain practical knowledge of key concepts in longitudinal methods and the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The second part of the module will focus on event history analysis, which is frequently used in family policy studies and life course analysis. This module includes hands-on lab sessions, using STATA software, to gain practical experience in implementing longitudinal methods. Students taking this module should be familiar with basic techniques of regression analysis. 

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