Resources - Research Design

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

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

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.

Using Mixed-Methods Sequential Explanatory Design: From Theory to Practice

Description: Discusses procedural issues related to mixed-methods in a sequential (quant then qual) design.

Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Developmental Science: Uses and Methodological Choices

Description: Describes and discusses choices for using mixed methods from a practical perspective and discusses common pitfalls and how to aviod them.

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.

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.

Toward a Definition of Mixed Methods Research

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

Mapping the Field of Mixed Methods Research

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

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.

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.