Event History

QIPSR will be continuing our statistical workshop series May 10 and 11 with Event History Analysis by David Strang.

Dr. Strang is an expert on event history analysis from Cornell University in the Department of Sociology. Event history analysis (also known as hazard, survival, or duration analysis) is a family of methods for the study of discrete outcomes over time. Typical examples are demographic events (births, deaths), entry and exit from a social status (like marriage), war onset, time to completion of school and many many others. This workshop will introduce the main concepts, models, and measurement issues in event history analysis, and provides students with an opportunity to gain practical familiarity with these methods. These methods are widely used within the social, behavioral, biological, and physical sciences and have applications to an enormous range of time to event problems. 

Where: Whitehall Classroom Building 106
When: 9 am to 4 pm with 30-45 mins for lunch
Software: Stata
Workshop Materials can be found here. Updated do files can be found here

Below are some suggested background readings on event history analysis

General Text:

Cleves, Mario A., William W. Gould, and Roberto G. Gutierrez. An Introduction to Survival Analysis using Stata. Stata Press: College Station, TX. 

Additional text with data and programming examples:

Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Katrin Golsch, Gotz Rohwer, 2007. Event History Analysis with Stata. Stata Press: College Station TX.

Articles illustrating various facets of EHA:

Hannan, Michael T. and John Freeman, “The ecology of organizational founding: American labor unions, 1836-1985.” American Journal of Sociology 92 (1987): 910-943.

Wu, Lawrence L. and Brian C. Martinson, “Family structure and the risk of a premarital birth.”  American Sociological Review 58 (1993): 210-232.

Strang, David and Nancy B. Tuma, “Spatial and temporal heterogeneity in diffusion." American Journal of Sociology 99 (1993): 614-39.

Davis, Gerald F. and Henrich R. Greve, “Corporate elite networks and governance changes in the 1980s.” American Journal of Sociology 103 (1997): 1-37.

Vasi, Ion and David Strang, “Civil liberty in America: the diffusion of municipal Bill of Rights resolutions after the passage of the USA Patriot Act.” American Journal of Sociology 114 (2009): 1716-64.

Allison, Paul D. (1982) "Discrete-time methods for the analysis of event histories." Pp. 61-98 in S.Leinhardt (ed.) Sociological Methodology 1982.


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