Articles - Analysis

Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Insights into Design and Analysis Issues

Description: Discusses issues of design, sampling, and analysis in mixed methods research.

Integrating Survey and Ethnographic Methods for Systematic Anomalous Case Analysis

Description: How the salience of research findings can be enhanced by combining survey and ethnographic methods to draw insight from anomalous cases.

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.

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.

Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research

Description: Report generated by a NSF workshop on qualitative research methods.

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.

Students' Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective College Teachers: A Validity Study of a Teaching Evaluation Form Using a Mixed Methods Analysis

Description: Multistage mixed-methods analysis assessing content and construct validity of a teaching evaluation form based on student's perceptions.

Advanced Mixed Methods Research Design

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

Measures of Interobserver Agreement: Calculation Formulas and Distribution Effects

Description: Discusses issues, types, and calculations for inter-rater reliability

The meaning of Kappa: Probabilistic Concepts of Reliability and Validity Revisited

Description: Discusses issues and calculations for inter-rater reliability and its use in coding validity.