Time Use Research in the Social Sciences / Edition 1

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This collection demonstrates the use and variety of applications of time use methodology from multidisciplinary, multinational, and multicultural perspectives. A distinguished roster of contributors from such fields as psychology, occupational therapy, sociology, economics, and architecture examines the complex relationship between human time utilization 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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"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)
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441933027
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Introduction. 1. Time Use Research; A.S. Harvey, W. Pentland. 2. Guidelines for Time Use Data Collection and Analysis; A.S. Harvey. 3. The Time-Diary Method: Structure and Uses; J.P. Robinson. 4. Analysis and Exploration of Meaning and Outcomes in Connection with Time Use Data; W. Michelson.
II: Using Time Use Research to Examine Lifestyle Variables.
A. Quality of Life. 5. Methods and Concepts for Time-Budget Research on Elders; M. Powell Lawton.
B. Roles and Lifestyles. 6. Life-Cycle and Across-the-Week Allocation of Time to Daily Activities; J. Zuzanek, B.J.A. Smale. 7. Variance in the Meaning of Time by Family Cycle, Period, Social Context, and Ethnicity; J.A. Tindale. 8. Application of Time Use Research to the Study of Life with a Disability; W. Pentland, M.A. McColl.
C. Culture. 9. Biological and Sociocultural Perspectives on Time Use Studies. 10. Te Ao Hurihuri: New Zealand's First Time; G. Whiteford, M. Barns. 11. Time Budget Methodology in Social Science Research: Ethnicity and Aging; K.V. Ujimoto.
III: Conclusion. 12. Lessons from Leisure-Time Budget Research: Implications for Practice; J.F. Singleton. 13. Future Directions; W. Pentland, A.S. Harvey.
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