Short Course: Introduction to Sequence Analysis
|Dates:||19 January 2017|
|Times:||09:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Short course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
/ £140 for those from educational and charitable institutions
/ The Cathie Marsh Institute (CMIST) offers 5 free places to research staff and students within the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester and the North West Doctoral Training Centre. Postgraduate students requesting a free place will be required to provide a letter of support from their supervisor.|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
Sequence analysis has recently experienced increasing interest in life course research and summarizes a variety of techniques to analyse whole "sequences", for example, employment or partnership histories. The interest, hereby, is not only to describe and visualize whole sequences, but also to compare and regroup similar sequences into clusters, which in turn can be used within other methods (e.g. as independent variable in regression analyses). The course provides a basic introduction into sequence analysis, including its theoretical implication within life course research, and the practical skills required to conduct sequences analysis with STATA.
The course has two objectives:
First, the course introduces the general theoretical idea of sequences analysis and illustrates which kind of questions can be investigated by its mean within life course research.
Second, the course provides a practical introduction into sequence analysis based on STATA, focussing on describing and visualizing sequences and on methods to regroup sequences into clusters.
Participants should be interested in life course research and have experience in handling longitudinal data.
Abbott A and Tsay A. (2000) Sequence analysis and optimal matching methods in sociology - Review and prospect. Sociological Methods & Research 29: 3-33.
Aisenbrey S and Fasang A.E. (2010) New Life for Old Ideas: The 'Second Wave' of Sequence Analysis Bringing the 'Course' Back Into the Life Course. Sociological Methods & Research 38, 4: 652-654.
Halpin B. (2014) SADI: Sequence Analysis Tools for Stata. Department of Sociology, Working paper WP 2014-03. University of Limerick, Limerick.
About the instructor:
Morten Wahrendorf is a sociologist with expertise in research methodology. His research areas are work stress, health inequalities, life course epidemiology, comparative welfare research and ageing. He an attached member of the International Centre For Life-course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS), and is presently working at the Institute for Medical Sociology, University Düsseldorf, Germany.
Concessions: £140 for those from educational and charitable institutions
Offers: The Cathie Marsh Institute (CMIST) offers 5 free places to research staff and students within the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester and the North West Doctoral Training Centre. Postgraduate students requesting a free place will be required to provide a letter of support from their supervisor.
Travel and Contact Information
Cathie March PC Cluster
Humanities Bridgeford Street