Using mixed methods in research related to work and family

Margaret B. Neal, Leslie B. Hammer, David L. Morgan

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The study ofwork and family is an inherently interdisciplinary field that draws on a wide variety of theories and methods. Given the complexity of the topics addressed. it is hardly surprising that researchers have pursued it with both qualitative Ce.g., [ocus groups) and quantitative Ce.g., large-scale survey) methods. Qualitative designs can provide more contextual information on the nature and dynamics of work and family relationships that are not easily captured using solely traditional quantitative methods. Nonetheless, a content analysis of work and family research in the industrial/organizational and organizational behavior literature revealed that between 1980 and 2002. only 20 out of 190 studies (or 10.5%) included qualitative data (Eby, Casper. Lockwood, Bordeaux, & Brinley, 2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Work and Family Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationMulti-Disciplinary Perspectives and Approaches
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781135611194
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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