ERIC Number: EJ907404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Reference Count: 27
"A La Recherche Du" Quality of Life
Jordan, Thomas E.
Social Indicators Research, v100 n1 p149-154 Jan 2011
This essay examines the stages of inquiry when we seek to formulate quality of life in an era before our own. There arises the question of the extent to which today's formulation of quality of life can be applied to an era far removed from our own. Implicitly, there is the nature of the time interval, T[subscript 1]...T[subscript n], and the causal significance of intervening events. Data of a numerical sort can be hard to retrieve due to fires, wars, and mishandling. Quantitative data can be found in censuses and military records. Information in its raw form is referred to here as protodata. Figure 1 provides a schematic overview of the search for quality of life by subjective and objective modes of inquiry.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Data, Data Analysis, Social Indicators, Sociometric Techniques, Research Problems, Research Methodology, Social History
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