Articles - Analysis

A Systems Approach to Qualitative Data Management and Analysis

Description: Introduces and illustrates a systematic approach to qualitative data management from a database architecture perspective.

Distinguishing the Trees from the Forest: Applying Cluster Analysis to Thematic Qualitative Data

Description: Introduces and Illustrates the use of cluster analysis in aiding the analysis of large qualitative data sets through a hierarchical technique that can be applied in a multistage thematic analysis.

Intercoder Reliability for Validating Conclusions Drawn From Open-Ended Interview Data

Description: Discusses procedures for developing and assessing intercoder reliability with free-flowing text.

Using Consensus Analysis to Measure Cultural Diversity in Organizations and Social Movements.

Description: Introduces consensus analysis as useful technique for analyzing structured interview data and producing results.

Concordance Between Ethnographer and Folk Perspectives: Observed Performance and - Self-Ascription of Sibling Caretaking Roles

Description: Compares observer to cultural member view of roles in care-taking

Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children

Description: Describes an experimental program that boosted employment among the city’s poor while reducing poverty and improving children’s lives.

Developing Data Analysis

Description: Provides a step-by-step guide to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project.

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.

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.

A Guide to the Use of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Assessing Intervention Effects: The Promise of Multiple Methods [Brochure]

Description: Presents a schematic illustration of issues and rationale in whether and how to address policy and research questions via multiple method research design.