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Introduction to LongitudinalResearch
The recent introduction of computerised dynamic surveys in Europe andNorth America has made longitudinal data widely available to students andsocial researchers. In her book, Elisabetta Ruspini provides a concise andcomprehensive introduction to the kinds of issues involved in using longitudinal data for the first time. In particular, she covers:the advantages of using longitudinal dataguidance on the availability of longitudinal datasets in Europe, the USand Canadathe implications of integrating micro level empirical research with macrolevel theories of social changethe choices that need to be made – for example, between using trend,panel and duration data.
Introduction to Longitudinal Data 
will be essential reading for students and socialresearchers thinking of using longitudinal datasets at any level of complexity.
Elisabetta Ruspini
is a lecturer and researcher based in the Departmentof Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milan-Bicocca.
Social Research Today
edited by Martin Bulmer
Social Research Today
series provides concise and contemporary introductions tosignificant methodological topics in the social sciences. Covering both quantitativeand qualitative methods, this new series features readable and accessible books fromsome of the leading names in the field and is aimed at students and professionalresearchers alike. This series also brings together for the first time the best titlesfrom the old
Social Research Today
Contemporary Social Research 
series edited byMartin Bulmer for UCL Press and Routledge. Other series titles include:
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 Martin Bulmer 
is Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Surrey. He is also Academic Director of the Question Bank in the ESRC Centre for Applied Social Surveys, London.

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