Resources - Qualitative and Mixed Methods

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.

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.

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.

Unleashing Frankenstein’s Monster? The Use of Computers in Qualitative Research

Description: Presents and discusses issues and controversy related to the use of computers in qualitative research.

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How is it done?

Description: Draws on a content analysis of methods and design from 232 articles using combined methods.

Introduction to Mixed Method and Mixed Model Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Paradigm Wars and Mixed Methodologies.

Description: Encourages a focus on the research question as a guide to deciding on methods to apply in a particular study and comfort in cross the boundaries between pure interpretations of particular paradigmatic characteristics.

EthnoNotes: An Internet-based Fieldnote Management Tool

Description: Introduces and describes the EthnoNotes system for managing, coding, analyzing, and presenting the results of mixed methods research