Time Use Research in the Social Sciences / Edition 1

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This collection demonstrates the use and variety of applications of ti me use methodology from multidisciplinary, multinational, and multicul tural perspectives. A distinguished roster of contributors from such f ields as psychology, occupational therapy, sociology, economics, and a rchitecture examines the complex relationship between human time utili zation and health and well-being and evaluates the future of time use analysis as a research tool in the social sciences.

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Demonstrates the use and variety of applications of time use methodology. Presents information for planning and conducting time use research and analysis of data, with chapters on the time diary method, and analysis and exploration of meaning and outcomes in connection with time use data. Describes a variety of existing applications of time use methodology in research, and discusses biological and sociocultural perspectives on time use studies, application of time use research to the study of life with a disability, and methods for time-budget research on elders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Overall, the book is a mine of information and should be seen as the essential reference on the topic of time-use studies."
(Annals of Leisure Research, 3, 2000)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306459511
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/31/1999
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction
Ch. 1 Time Use Research 3
Ch. 2 Guidelines for Time Use Data Collection and Analysis 19
Ch. 3 The Time-Diary Method: Structure and Uses 47
Ch. 4 Analysis and Exploration of Meaning and Outcomes in Connection with Time Use Data 91
II Using Time use Research to Examine Lifestyle Variables
Ch. 5 Methods and Concepts for Time-Budget Research on Elders 107
Ch. 6 Life-Cycle and Across-the-Week Allocation of Time to Daily Activities 127
Ch. 7 Variance in the Meaning of Time by Family Cycle, Period, Social Context, and Ethnicity 155
Ch. 8 Application of Time Use Research to the Study of Life with a Disability 169
Ch. 9 Biological and Sociocultural Perspectives on Time Use Studies 189
Ch. 10 Te Ao Hurihuri: New Zealand's First Time 211
Ch. 11 Time Budget Methodology in Social Science Research: Ethnicity and Aging 231
III Conclusion
Ch. 12 Lessons from Leisure-Time Budget Research: Implications for Practice 245
Ch. 13 Future Directions 259
Index 269
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