1st Edition

The Handbook of Teaching Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructors

Edited By Alissa Ruth, Amber Wutich, H. Russell Bernard Copyright 2024
    372 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    372 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Teaching Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructors presents diverse pedagogical approaches to teaching 71 qualitative and mixed methods.

    These tried-and-true methods are widely applicable to those teaching and those being trained in qualitative and mixed-methods research. The methods for data collection cover ethics, sampling, interviewing, recording observations of behavior, Indigenous and decolonizing methods and methodologies as well as visual and participatory methods. Methods for analyzing data include coding and finding themes, exploratory and inductive analysis, linguistic analysis, mixed-methods analysis, and comparative analysis. Each method has its own 1,500-word lesson (i.e., chapter) written by expert methodologists from around the globe. In these lessons, contributors give the reader a brief history of the method and describe how they teach it by including their best practices—with succinct, step-by-step instructions—focusing on student-centered experiential and active learning exercises.

    This comprehensive, one-of a-kind text is an essential reference for instructors who teach qualitative and/or mixed methods across the Social and Behavioral Sciences and other related disciplines, including Anthropology, Sociology, Education, and Health/Nursing research.

    Section 1. Research Ethics

    1. Teaching Ethics in Qualitative Research

    Pranee Liamputtong

    2. Obtaining Consent: Why, What and How

    Isaac K. Nyamongo

    Section 2. Sampling in Qualitative Research

    3. Teaching Qualitative Sample Size Estimation

    Monique Hennink

    4. Non-probability Sampling

    Amber Wutich and H. Russell Bernard

    5. Collecting Data from Networked Populations: Snowball and Respondent-driven Sampling

    Katherine R. McLaughlin

    6. Sampling Design for Qualitative Research: Teaching Theoretical Sampling for Cross-cultural Research

    Ashley K. Hagaman and Kripa Sigdel

    Section 3. Interviewing as Data Collection

    7. Teaching Interviewing: How to Guide Conversations for Qualitative Research

    Kathryn Roulston

    8. Cognitive Interviewing for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation

    Gordon Willis

    9. Ethnographic Interviewing: The Life of Language among Families

    John Baugh

    10. Free-list Interviewing

    Susan C. Weller

    11. Qualitative Interviewing in the Study of Culture

    Jeffrey C. Johnson

    12. Personal Network Analysis

    Christopher McCarty and José Luis Molina

    13. A Strategy to Practice Moderating in Focus Groups

    David L. Morgan

    14. Focus Group Interviewing Method

    Pranee Liamputtong

    Section 4. Observations as Data Collection

    15. Participant Observation: How to Be a Participant and Observer at the Same Time

    Elli W. Sugita

    16. Observation as Data Collection

    Noleen Rutendo Chikowore

    17. How Behavior Observations Enrich Qualitative Researchers

    Raymond Hames

    18. Ethnography: A First Overarching Look

    Andrea Ballestero and Melanie Ford Lemus

    19. Rapid Ethnographic Assessment

    Thurka Sangaramoorthy and Karen A. Kroeger

    20. Teaching Field Notes

    Casey Burkholder and Jennifer A. Thompson

    21. Ethnographic Writing

    Julia Pauli

    22. Teaching Reflexivity and Positionality

    Pardis Mahdavi

    23. Autoethnography: Sensitizing the "I"

    Elizabeth Ettorre

    24. Social Media Data Analysis

    Wenwen Li and Zhining Gu

    25. Shooting Video for Social Science Research

    Jerome Crowder and Elizabeth Cartwright

    Section 5. Indigenous and Decolonizing Methods

    26. A Brief Introduction to Critical Indigenous Research Methodologies

    Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy and Danielle D. Lucero

    27. Ethically Engaging Marginalized Communities in Research

    Meskerem Z. Glegziabher

    28. Talanoa Research Methodology: Strategies for Teaching an Indigenous Methodology

    Caleb Marsters and Jessica Hardin

    29. Centering Indigenous Practice: Talking Circles as Participatory Action Research

    Mona Scott Figueroa

    30. Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance

    Stephanie Russo Carroll and Jewel Cummins

    31. A Black Feminist Life History Method: How to Center Black Women’s Voices

    Irma McClaurin and Shan-Estelle Brown

    32. Sister–girl Talk: A Method for Group Interviewing Black Women

    Charlayne F. Mitchell

    33. Community-engaged Partnership Research

    John S. Luque and Dinorah Martinez Tyson

    34. Theater as Ethnographic Method

    Carolina Alonso Bejarano

    Section 6. Visual and Participatory Methods

    35. Photovoice and Participatory Visual Elicitation Methods

    Krista M. Harper and Brittni D. Howard

    36. Teaching Ethnographic Photovoice as a Method for Studying Marginalized Groups

    Richard Dimba Kiaka

    37. Digital Storytelling as a Tool for Critical Narrative Research

    Alice Fiddian-Green and Aline Gubrium

    38. Introduction to Interactive 3D e-Participatory Methods through the Lens of Urban Planning Projects

    Thibaud Chassin

    39. Art-based Methods for Qualitative Research with Younger Children

    Alexandra Brewis and Alissa Ruth

    40. Reflecting on Place: Group Sketch Mapping

    Ayla De Grandpré, Jon Corbett and Logan Cochrane

    Section 7. Building Blocks and Basis of Analysis

    41. Transcription: Understanding Its Analytical Power

    Cindi SturtzSreetharan

    42. Handling Multilingual Data: Transcription and Translation

    Katharina Resch

    43. Teaching Theme Identification

    Melissa Beresford and H. Russell Bernard

    44. Finding Themes Using the Cutting and Sorting Approach: Guided Exercises with Interview Data

    Fernanda Baeza Scagluisi

    45. Creating Visual Variables: A First Step in Systematic Analysis of Videotaped Data

    Elizabeth Cartwright and Jerome Crowder

    46. Developing a Codebook for a Case Participant

    Johnny Saldaña

    47. Coding in Action: Applying Codes at Various Levels

    Margaret V. du Bray

    48. Teaching Intercoder Reliability Assessment

    Cliódhna O’Connor and Helene Joffe

    49. Teaching Qualitative Content Analysis

    Udo Kuckartz and Stefan Rädiker

    50. Context Matters: Conducting Word-based Analysis in Qualitative Research

    Margaret V. du Bray

    Section 8. Grounded Theory, Phenomenology and Narrative Analysis

    51. Doing Grounded Theory: Key Steps for Design, Data Collection, and Analysis

    Geraldine Foley

    52. Phenomenological Interpretation: A Creative Lesson on Lived Experience

    Bibek Dahal

    53. Narrative Analysis

    Roberto Franzosi

    54. Narrative Analysis: The Narrated, Non-narrated, and the Disnarrated

    Cecilia Vindrola-Padros and Laura Maio

    55. Teaching Meaning and Idioms in Life History Narratives

    Emily Mendenhall

    Section 9. Linguistic Analysis

    56. Corpus Linguistics and Its Role in Qualitative Research

    Kieran Harrington

    57. Teaching about Variation

    Liam Gleason and Cindi SturtzSreetharan

    58. Analyzing Language as Actions-in-interaction

    Nigel Musk and Silvia Kunitz

    59. Teaching Indexicality through a Focus on Identity

    Rosalyn Negrón

    60. Teaching Discourse Analysis Using Political Texts

    Rosalyn Negrón

    61. Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Understand Texts in Context

    Jennifer Smith-Merry and Justin McNab

    Section 10. Network Analysis and Cultural Domain Analysis

    62. Mixed Semantic Network Analysis to Explore Discoursive and Cultural Landscapes

    Christine Moser and Nikita Basov

    63. Walking in Your Footsteps: Using Qualitative Methods in Whole Network Analysis

    Elisa Bellotti

    64. Mapping the Structure of a Cultural Domain: Cultural Domain Analysis

    Victoria Reyes-García and Xiaoyue Li

    65. Measuring Cultural Consonance

    Rosane Pilot Pessa and William W. Dressler

    Section 11. Modeling and Comparative Analysis

    66. Topic Models: Modeling from Text Corpora

    Michael Simeone

    67. Agent-based Modeling in Mixed Methods Research

    Mark Moritz, Chelsea E. Hunter, Daniel C. Peart, and Ian M. Hamilton

    68. Teaching Meta-themes: A Mixed Methods Approach

    Nancy L. Leech and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

    69. Teaching Comparative Ethnography: Two Examples from the Environmental Governance Field

    Raul Pacheco-Vega

    70. Uncovering Causal Complexity with Qualitative Comparative Analysis

    Patrick A. Mello

    71. Concepts before Numbers: Teaching Effective Calibration Practices for Qualitative Comparative Analysis

    Claude Rubinson and Roel Rutten


    Alissa Ruth is an Educational Anthropologist at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

    Amber Wutich is a President’s Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for Global Health, and Associate Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

    H. Russell Bernard is Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA, and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.