Resources - Qualitative and Mixed Methods

Unpackaging Cultural Effects On Classroom Learning: Hawaiian Peer Assistance and Child-Generated Activity

Description: Observational and interview study of sibling caretaking and peer assistance in Native Hawaiian contexts to illustrate the appropriate comparative analysis of natal and school activity settings.

Impacts of Children with Troubles on Working Poor Families: Experimental and Mixed Methods Evidence

Description: Mixed methods experimental study examining the differences in family routine difficulty as a function of troubled children.

Mapping the Field of Mixed Methods Research

Description: Terrific survey of what’s happening in the mixed methods literature and mixed methods field.

Photo Interviews: Eliciting Data through Conversations with Children

Description: Describes the use of photo interviewing as strategy for eliciting information from children who often have preconceived ideas about how to interact with adults and avoid pressures of school setting as interview context.

Systematic Field Observation

Description: Discusses the history and types of field observation methods from a sociological perspective.

Advanced Mixed Methods Research Design

Description: Describes variety of mixed methods research designs and associated analytical issues

Toward a Definition of Mixed Methods Research

Description: Examines the definition of the emerging mixed methods research field.

The Integration of Fieldwork and Survey Methods

Description: Describes history and rationale for integrating fieldwork and survey methods and the nature of how traditional approaches will need to be adapted for practical applications.

Child Care Instability and the Effort to Sustain a Working Daily Routine: Evidence from the New Hope Ethnographic Study of Low-Income Families

Description: This chapter examines the stability and change in child care among 44 working poor families in Milwaukee, WI who were part of the New Hope anti-poverty experimental evaluation.

Focus Groups

Description: Written a long-time authority on focus group, presents a brief history of focus group application up to, and including, information on the variety of current uses across many disciplines.