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Title: Researching the benefits of learning: the persuasive power of longitudinal studies
Author(s): Field, John
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Keywords: Lifelong learning
Longitudinal research
benefits of learning
social capital
human capital
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Citation: Field J (2011) Researching the benefits of learning: the persuasive power of longitudinal studies, London Review of Education, 9 (3), pp. 283-292.
Abstract: Recent years have witnessed considerable growth in research into the benefits of learning. Much of this has drawn on large scale longitudinal survey data, finding clear if small benefits to individuals from participating in learning. The paper identifies and explores some limitations in this work, and examines the possibility that there may also be negative outcomes for some people, but concludes that overall this body of work marks a landmark in the study of adult learning.
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