CMGPD Training Guide Video: From the Original Registers to the Database

 

I recorded a third video today. This narrates the portion of the Training Guide that discusses the process by which we turned the original registers into the CMGPD-LN database. There is some discussion of the original format and content of the data, and the implications for analysis. In particular, there is discussion of the origins of the variables for entries and exits that are the basis of event-history analysis.

CMGPD Training Guide Video: Strengths and Weaknesses of the CMGPD-LN

I recorded another narration from the CMGPD Training Guide. This one is for the section that discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the CMGPD-LN. The discussion of strengths focuses on features of the CMGPD-LN that make it unique among sources for the study of historical demography. The discussion of weaknesses highlights some areas where caution needs to be exercised when carrying out analysis. Visitors in China may find it more convenient to view the video that I uploaded at Tudou.

Other videos will be available at the Youtube playlist devoted to CMGPD Training Guide videos.

CMGPD Training Guide Video: The CMGPD and Other Sources

I have begun recording and uploading narrated modules from the CMGPD Training Guide. This is my first effort. This is from the section of the Training Guide that introduces the CMGPD and compares it to other sources commonly used in the study of historical demography. Visitors in China may find it more convenient to view the video at Tudou.

A PDF of the Training Guide is available for download here, along with other documentation.