For the past week, I have been busy reading about mixed-methods research design as I work on my dissertation research proposal. Here is what I’ve been busy reading:















2 thoughts on “What I’m reading

  1. Hello, JaeRan Kim. I stumbled upon your blog while doing some research on politics and social work. I see that we’ve traveled many of the same roads; mine has been a tremendously fascinating, though sometimes difficult, journey. I wish you all the joys and just enough of the challenges to hone your skills and open your spirit ever further. On the topic of “mixed methods,” a personal note. In the 1980s I had to do battle in my PhD program to use grounded theory for my dissertation, “Foundations of Feminist Social Work Practice: The Changer and the Changer Are One.” Eventually the faculty supported me, and the dissertation won a university dissertation award the year I graduated. More important, however, was that the study process resulted in the creation of a powerful network of feminists who have contributed immensely to the world of social work and beyond. I was able to do an entirely qualitative study. To this day I worry about “mixing methods” because of the differences among some in their underlying epistemologies and, more fundamentally, their ontologies. Still, I have done it–ever open to the benefits of contradictions! So, adelante! My best to you. Thanks for your work. –Mary Bricker-Jenkins

    1. Mary, thanks so much for your comment! I’ll be using grounded theory for my qualitative portion of my dissertation. Thanks for your well wishes 🙂

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