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Tamas Rudas
CS&SS 544
Seattle Campus

Event History Analysis for the Social Sciences

Examines life course research using event-history analysis with applications to the substantive areas of household dynamics, family formation and dissolution, marriage, cohabitation, and divorce, migration histories, residential mobility, and housing careers. Examines continuous- and discrete-time longitudinal models during practical laboratory sessions.

Class description

The course will give theoretical and practical introduction to applying event history methods to the analysis of data recording changes or events occurring in time.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

In addition to traditional seminars about the most impoprtant methods and their background, student contributions will play an important role.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Each student will be required to choose a relevant substantive research topic and data set, to analyse their data and to present their analyses in class.

Grading will be based on class presentations and a written research report.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Tamas Rudas
Date: 03/06/2005