Chapter 9: Understanding Methodologies: Mixed Approaches

Ireland, P. R. (2019). A mixed-method study comparing migrant integration outcomes in five global cities. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781526477200

Possible Learning Outcomes

By the end of this case, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of defining terms like 'integration,' 'incorporation,' 'migrant,' 'multiculturalism,' and 'polarization' when setting up a migrant integration study
  • Understand the different methods employed in migrant integration research
  • Name several quantitative and qualitative methods, as they apply to migrant integration research
  • Recognize which effects of the global recent economic crisis on migrant integration are best analyzed with qualitative methods and which with quantitative methods
  • Identify common pitfalls encountered when undertaking quantitative and qualitative research on migrant integration