Hiro Yoshikawa, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Friday, April 29, 2011
9:00am-10:15am MCPRK 402
This workshop will cover the range of methods involved in mixed qualitative / quantitative studies of how contexts and settings influence youth development. Topics covered will include the benefits of mixed methods; when to use mixed methods; conceptual and epistemological issues; sampling; choice of particular qualitative and quantitative methods in phases of conceptualization, research design, data collection and analysis; comparisons among qualitative analysis software; approaches to mixing methods; assessment of contexts and settings across these methods; and integration with different types of prospective longitudinal and evaluation studies of youth development. Participants will be encouraged to bring specific examples or plans for mixed-methods work for discussion, and time will be set aside for small-group consultation on some of these topics. The presenter has extensive experience in conducting mixed methods research in the context of longitudinal studies of families with children with disabilities; HIV risk and prevention among gay men of color; the development of children in ethnically diverse and immigrant families; cross-cultural ethnographic and mixed methods research; the evaluation of antipoverty, early childhood intervention and school reform programs; and research in low- and middle-income countries on the contexts of child and youth development. Yoshikawa, with Tom Weisner and Edward Lowe, co-edited a mixed methods volume of studies on the effects of work trajectories on children and youth using data from the New Hope antipoverty experiment and ethnographic study (Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life, and Child Development, Russell Sage, 2006) and just published a mixed-methods book on the development of children of undocumented parents (Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children, Russell Sage, 2011). Yoshikawa, Weisner, Kalil, & Way (2008) also recently reviewed the topic in "Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Developmental Science: Uses and Methodological Choices," Developmental Psychology, 44, 344-354.
10:30pm-12:30pm MCPRK 402
Space will be limited to 24 individuals. We will be giving priority to people who are currently working on mixed/multiple methods projects. You will be required to briefly describe your research project on the registration form.
Registration is closed. We no longer have space available.