Articles

Validity and Reliability of Qualitative Data Analysis: Interobserver Agreement in Reconstructing Interpretative Frames

Description: Assessed interobserver reliability in the use of reconstructing interpretative frames techniques as an indicator of its rigor.

Behavior Sampling and Ethnography: Complementary Methods for Understanding Home-School Connections among Latino Immigrant Families

Description: Used ethnography and experience-sampling methods to study the relations between home activities and school achievement in a sample of low-income Latino immigrant families and their 10-11 year-old children at risk for low school achievement.

Paradigms Lost and Pragmatism Regained: Methodological Implications of Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Description: Background on the emergence of mixed method research approaches and suggestions for guiding paradigm shift toward 'pragmatic' approaches in social science research.

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.

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.

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.

Managing Data in CAQDAS

Description: A thorough narrative discussion of the use and issue related to computer assisted qualitative data analysis.

Systematic Field Observation

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

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.