29 min

51- Mixing Methods Without Making a Mess (Part 1‪)‬ PRIO's Peace in a Pod

    • Social Sciences

Research methods inform how knowledge is gained. The methods a researcher uses are often at the core of how they think about the world. Increasingly, some researchers have tried mixing methods. But this approach to research, though often beneficial, can also be challenging. PRIO research professor Jørgen Carling shares what he has learned about using mixed methods, and why it works so well for him.

Related material

Jørgen has made an overview of mixed methods examples in his own work, available on his personal website
Mario Luis Small's overview on recent trends "How to Conduct a Mixed Methods Study: Recent Trends in a Rapidly Growing Literature", published in Annual Review of Sociology
The article "Gender and the Meanings of Adolescent Romantic Relationships: A Focus on Boys" in American Sociological Review, based on mixed methods research

Research methods inform how knowledge is gained. The methods a researcher uses are often at the core of how they think about the world. Increasingly, some researchers have tried mixing methods. But this approach to research, though often beneficial, can also be challenging. PRIO research professor Jørgen Carling shares what he has learned about using mixed methods, and why it works so well for him.

Related material

Jørgen has made an overview of mixed methods examples in his own work, available on his personal website
Mario Luis Small's overview on recent trends "How to Conduct a Mixed Methods Study: Recent Trends in a Rapidly Growing Literature", published in Annual Review of Sociology
The article "Gender and the Meanings of Adolescent Romantic Relationships: A Focus on Boys" in American Sociological Review, based on mixed methods research

29 min