EthnoNotes: An Internet-based fieldnote management tool

Lieber, Eli, Weisner, Thomas S., & Presley, Matthew (2003) Field Methods, 15(4): 405-425 Description: Introduces and describes the EthnoNotes system for managing, coding, analyzing, and presenting the results of mixed methods research

Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research: Is there a paradigmatic difference between them?

Niglas, Katrin (1999) Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Lahti, Finland, September 22-25. Description: Discusses the distinctions between qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches in educational research. Seeks to compare and contrast the characteristics and assumptions of these approaches toward dispelling the notion of paradigm ‘wars’ and in the interest of improving the quality of research in education.

Making it work: Low-wage employment, family life, and child development

Yoshikawa, Hiro, Weisner, Thomas S., & Lowe, Edward (Eds.) (2006) New York: Russell Sage Foundation Description: Looks past the economic statistics to illustrate how different employment trajectories affect the social and emotional lives of poor women and their children. Available at

Behavior sampling and ethnography: Complementary methods for understanding home-school connections among Latino immigrant families

Weisner, T. S., Ryan, G., Reese, L., Kroesen, K., Bernheimer, L., and Gallimore, R. (2001) Field Methods, 13(1): 20-46 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

Cultural Consensus Theory: Applications and Frequently Asked Questions

Weller, Susan C. (2007) Field Methods, 19(4): 339-368 Description: Introduces how consensus theory can be used to estimate culturally appropriate/correct answers when answers are unknown regarding the variation in cultural knowledge. Describes the assumptions, interview materials, and analytic procedures for conducting a consensus analysis and discusses the challenges that may arise when implementing this approach. Key Words:

Child Care Instability and the Effort to Sustain a Working Daily Routine: Evidence from the New Hope Ethnographic Study of Low-Income Families

Lowe, E. Weisner, T., Geis, S. & Huston, A (2005) Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, In C. Cooper, C. Garcia-Coll, T. Bartko, H. Davis, C. Chatman, Eds. Hills of Gold. Pp. 121-144 Diverse Pathways Through Middle Childhood Description: Examines specific features of family ecology to track changes in child care through intensive ethnographic methods

Higher Ground: New Hope for the working poor and their children

Duncan, Greg, Huston, Aletha, & Weisner, Thomas (2007) New York: Russell Sage Foundation Description: Describes an experimental program that boosted employment among the city’s poor while reducing poverty and improving children’s lives. Available at

Impacts of children with troubles on working poor families: Experimental and mixed methods evidence

Bernheimer, L., Weisner, T.S., & Lowe, E. (2003) Mental Retardation, 41(6): 403-419 Description: Mixed methods experimental study examining the differences in family routine difficulty as a function of troubled children

Cultural consensus as a statistical model

Romney, A. Kimball (1999) Current Anthropology, 40 (Supplement), S103-S115. Description: Discusses history, theory, and strategy for the use of statistical models in the discovery of cultural consensus. Introduces issues related to data collection strategy and the use of empirical data to identify and represent cultural characteristics.


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