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Adapting data collection methods in the Australian life histories and health survey: a retrospective life course study

Kendig, H; Byles, J. E; O'Loughlin, Kate; Nazroo, J. Y; Mishra, G; Noone, J; Loh, V; Forder, P. M


OBJECTIVE Ideally, life course data are collected prospectively through an ongoing longitudinal study. We report adaptive multimethod fieldwork procedures that gathered life history data by mail survey and telephone interview, comparable with the face-to-face methods employed in the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA). DESIGN The Australian Life Histories and Health (LHH) Survey was a substudy of the Australian 45 and Up Study, with data collection methods modified from the ELSA Study....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004476
Access Rights: Open Access


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