Toward Full Integration of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Case Study Research: Insights From Investigating Child Welfare Inequalities

Will Mason*, Kate Morris, Calum Webb, Brigid Daniels, Brid Featherstone, Paul Bywaters, Nughmana Mirza, Jade Hooper, Geraldine Brady, Lisa Bunting, Jonathon Scourfield

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Abstract

Delineation of the full integration of quantitative and qualitative methods throughout all stages of multisite mixed methods case study projects remains a gap in the methodological literature. This article offers advances to the field of mixed methods by detailing the application and integration of mixed methods throughout all stages of one such project; a study of child welfare inequalities. By offering a critical discussion of site selection and the management of confirmatory, expansionary and discordant data, this article contributes to the limited body of mixed methods exemplars specific to this field. We propose that our mixed methods approach provided distinctive insights into a complex social problem, offering expanded understandings of the relationship between poverty, child abuse, and neglect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-183
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Mixed Methods Research
Volume14
Issue number2
Early online date01 Jul 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Nuffield Foundation, Grant/Award Number: KID 41935.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2019.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • case studies
  • child welfare
  • inequality
  • integration
  • mixed methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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