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

Citation
Mason W, Morris K, Webb C, Daniel B, Featherstone B, Bywaters P, Mirza N, Hooper J, Brady G, Bunting L & Scourfield J (2020) Toward Full Integration of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Case Study Research: Insights From Investigating Child Welfare Inequalities. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 14 (2), pp. 164-183. https://doi.org/10.1177/1558689819857972

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.

Keywords
mixed methods; integration; case studies; child welfare; inequality

Journal
Journal of Mixed Methods Research: Volume 14, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Mason, Will; Morris, Kate; Webb, Calum; Daniel, Brigid; Featherstone, Brid; Bywaters, Paul; Mirza, Nughmana; Hooper, Jade; Brady, Geraldine; Bunting, Lisa; Scourfield, Jonathon
FundersThe Nuffield Foundation
Publication date01/04/2020
Publication date online01/07/2019
Date accepted by journal26/05/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29944
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1558-6898
eISSN1558-6901
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