Resources - Analysis

Distinguishing the Trees from the Forest: Applying Cluster Analysis to Thematic Qualitative Data

Description: Introduces and Illustrates the use of cluster analysis in aiding the analysis of large qualitative data sets through a hierarchical technique that can be applied in a multistage thematic analysis.

Cultural Consensus as a Statistical Model

Description: Discusses history, theory, and strategy for the use of statistical models in the discovery of cultural consensus.

Integrating Data Analysis in Mixed Methods Research

Description: Encourages a thinking about mixed methods work based on a qualitative-quantitative continuum.

Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research

Description: Report generated by a NSF workshop on qualitative research methods.

The meaning of Kappa: Probabilistic Concepts of Reliability and Validity Revisited

Description: Discusses issues and calculations for inter-rater reliability and its use in coding validity.

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.

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.

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.