Unpackaging cultural effects on classroom learning: Hawaiian peer assistance and child-generated activity

Weisner, T. S., Gallimore, R., & Jordan, C. (1988) Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 19: 327-353 Description: Observational and interview study of sibling caretaking and peer assistance in Native Hawaiian contexts to illustrate the appropriate comparative analysis of natal and school activity settings.

Children of the 1960s at midlife: Generational identity and the family adaptive project

Weisner, T. S., & Bernheimer, L. P. (1998) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, In R. Shweder (Ed.), Welcome to middle age! and Other Cultural Fictions, pp. 211-257 Description: Using ethnographic methods, describes the midlife experiences of a counter-culture population

The integration of fieldwork and survey methods

Sieber, Sam (1973) American Journal of Sociology, 78(6): 1335-1359 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

Scientific Foundations of Qualitiative Research

Ragin, Charles C., Nagel, Joane, & White, Patricia (2004) National Science Foundation Report Description: Report generated by a NSF workshop on qualitative research methods. Two main sections: 1) provide a general guidance for developing qualitative research project and 2) recommendations for strengthening qualitative research

Systematic field observation

McCall, George J. (1984) Annual Review of Sociology, 10: 263-282 Description: Discusses the history and types of field observation methods from a sociological perspective. Offers a role-expectations view of observation systems requiring a reconceptualization of system development and the nature, sources, and management of error.

Mixing qualitative and quantitative research in developmental science: Uses and methodological choices

Yoshikawa, H., Weisner, T. S., Kalil, A., & Way, N. (2008) Developmental Psychology, 44(2): 344-354 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

Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Witcher, A. E., Collins, K. M. T., Filer, J. D., Wiedmaier, C. D., & Moore, C. W. (2007) American Educational Research Journal, 44(1): 113-160 Description: Multistage mixed-methods analysis assessing content and construct validity of a teaching evaluation form based on student's perceptions.

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

Lieber, Eli (2009) Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 3: 218-227 Description: Discusses issues of design, sampling, and analysis in mixed methods research. Offers a model for conceptualizing a fully integrated design. Proposes and illustrates strategies for managing and dynamically integrating the qual and quant data to allow for efficient and multi-directional analysis.

Using mixed-methods sequential explanatory design: From theory to practice

Ivankova, Nataliya V., Creswell, John W., & Stick, Sheldon L. (2006) Field Methods, 18(1): 3-20 Description: Discusses procedural issues related to mixed-methods in a sequential (quant then qual) design. Addresses issues of priority, implementation, and mixing in the design and offers practical guidance.


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