Resources - Quantitative Methods

Cultural Consensus as a Statistical Model

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

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.

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.

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.

Pragmatism and The Choice of Research Strategy

Description: Introduces and traces the history of the methodological paradigm wars and brings readers up to the state of affairs (albeit, 1998).

Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research: Is there a paradigmatic difference between them?

Description: Discusses the distinctions between qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches in educational research.

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.

Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches; A framework for the Study

Description: Straightforward practical discussion about thinking about and planning qualitative or quantitative research.

Reasoning With Numbers

Description: Presents a comprehensive set of techniques for representing the world through numbers and argues that there are many things to be missed when neglecting these approaches.