This workshop is devoted to the use of ‘sequence analysis’ to study life trajectories, such as changes in peoples employment, housing, and family formation over-time. Sequence analysis covers a range of techniques; this workshop will focus on those techniques that help group people with similar life trajectories, and the generation of data visualisations to interpret life trajectories. The workshop is aimed at a social science audience, and will work through practical examples to introduce the theoretical concepts of sequence analysis. Basic techniques of sequence analysis using R will be covered; however, by providing some theoretical background, this will help users applying sequence analysis techniques using other software (i.e., STATA).
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will: