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Event History Analysis


Lacy, T. (2015). Event History Analysis: A Primer for Higher Education Researchers, in Jeroen Huisman , Malcolm Tight (ed.). In Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (pp. 71-91). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S2056-375220150000001004

As more and more longitudinal data become available, researchers turn toward dynamic tools that better utilize these data to contribute to the understanding of postsecondary education. Event history analysis (EHA) is one such approach, and its ability to study change over time has lent itself particularly well to the study of higher education. This chapter introduces the family of methods, providing detailed descriptions and guidance for researchers both new to and familiar with these techniques. An example of reform of higher education governance is used to illustrate the concepts and components relevant to EHA.