Resources

Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Description: Recently established journal that focuses on empirical, methodological, and theoretical articles about mixed methods research across the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences.

Cultural Consensus Theory: Applications and Frequently Asked Questions

Description: Introduces how consensus theory can be used to estimate culturally appropriate/correct answers when answers are unknown regarding the variation in cultural knowledge.

Managing Data in CAQDAS

Description: A thorough narrative discussion of the use and issue related to computer assisted qualitative data analysis.

Making Sense of Qualitative Data: Complementary Research Strategies

Description: Describes and illustrates a number of key, complementary approaches to qualitative data and offers practical advice on the many ways to analyze data.

Research design issues for mixed method and mixed model studies

Description: Discusses the concept of triangulation from various perspectives and the variety of approaches to implementing mixed methods research.

Children of the 1960s at Midlife: Generational Identity and the Family Adaptive Project

Description: Using ethnographic methods, describes the midlife experiences of a counter-culture population.

Content Analysis of Words in Brief Descriptions: How Mothers and Fathers Describe Their Children

Description: Content analysis of parent descriptions of their children toward understanding parental perceptions and attitudes regarding their adolescent children.

Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development: New Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life

Description: Variety of chapters illustrating the value of qual, quant, and ethnographic methods.

What Good is Polarizing Research into Qualitative and Quantitative?

Description: The authors argue against a polarization between qualitative and quantitative methods and the associated polarization between “subjective” and “objective” evidence.

Making it work: Low-wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development

Description: Looks past the economic statistics to illustrate how different employment trajectories affect the social and emotional lives of poor women and their children.