ERIC Number: ED248250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Quantitative Components into Qualitative Studies: Problems and Possibilities for Research on Intergroup Relations in Educational Settings.
Schofield, Janet Ward; Anderson, Karen M.
After the terms "qualitative research" and "quantitative research" are defined, this paper considers why it makes sense to integrate these approaches, at least under some circumstances. This discussion necessitates attention to the issue of whether quantitative and qualitative research are inextricably linked to incompatible paradigms, or whether they share enough basic assumptions to make their joint utilization possible and productive. Next, the paper explores the issue of why research on ethnic identity and intergroup relations is especially likely to profit from greater utilization of basically qualitative approaches. Finally, when and how such qualitative research could fruitfully employ quantitative components are analyzed. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Qualitative Research; Quantitative Research
Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development Study Group on Ethnic Socialization (Los Angeles, CA, January 1984).