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Event History Data

Vis. Methods

Vis. Tools

Comparing Pencils

Further development


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Case Studies Index

Visualisation of historical events using Lexis pencils


The authors are grateful for the support of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), who partially funded this research under the Analysis of Large and Complex Datasets initiative (grant number H 519255029). The 1973 sample of bigamists used as an example comes from another ESRC research project Criminal Careers and Sex Offending (grant number R 00023 6540), and we are grateful to Professor Keith Soothill for helpful discussions relating to this dataset. The sample of 188 married couples from Kirkcaldy comes from a third ESRC project funded under the Social Change and Economic Life initiative.


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