The structure of autobiographical memory and the event history calendar: potential improvements in the quality of retrospective reports in surveys.

@article{Belli1998TheSO,
  title={The structure of autobiographical memory and the event history calendar: potential improvements in the quality of retrospective reports in surveys.},
  author={Robert F. Belli},
  journal={Memory},
  year={1998},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={383-406}
}
This paper reviews the literature on the structure of autobiographical memory and points to the use of event history calendars as a survey methodology that reflects this structure. Autobiographical memory structure is characterised as an hierarchical network that includes extended, summarised, and specific events, and that permits retrieval of past events through multiple pathways that work top-down in the hierarchy, sequentially within life themes that unify extended events, and in parallel… CONTINUE READING
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