Qualitative and Mixed Methods

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

Managing Data in CAQDAS

Fielding, Nigel & Lee, Ray M. (1998) Chapter 4 in Fielding & Lee, Computer Analysis and Qualitative Research, pp. 86-118. Description: A thorough narrative discussion of the use and issue related to computer assisted qualitative data analysis.

Mixed methods sampling: A typology with examples

Teddlie, Charles, & Yu, Fen (2007) Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(1): 77-100 Description: Discusses mixed methods sampling techniques in creative and effective ways.

A typology of mixed methods sampling designs in social science research

Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. & Collins, K. M. T. (2007) The Qualitative Report, 12(2), 281-316 Description: Introduces a framework for developing sampling designs in mixed methods research. Discusses sample frames, recommended sample sizes, a typology for classification of strategies, guidance for sampling decisions, and issues related to how sampling decisions impact generalization.

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 http://www.amazon.com/Making-It-Work-Employment-Development/dp/0871549735

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:

Dimensions of Desire: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in a Study of Female Adolescent Sexuality

Tolman, Deborah L. & Szalacha, Laura A. (1999) Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23: 7-39 Description: Illustrates how feminist psychology research can bridge qual and quant methods while keeping lived experience as the center of inquiry. A qualitative analyis of interview data is distinguised via quant methods to explore differences in urban and suburban experiences with respect to reported sexual violation. A second qual approach more deeply explores the interaction of location reported violation.

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