Articles - Qualitative and Mixed Methods

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.

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.

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.

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.

EthnoNotes: An Internet-based Fieldnote Management Tool

Description: Introduces and describes the EthnoNotes system for managing, coding, analyzing, and presenting the results of mixed methods research

Cultural Consensus Theory: Applications and Frequently Asked Questions

Description: Introduces how consensus theory can be used to estimate culturally appropriate/correct answers when answers are unknown regarding the variation in cultural knowledge.