Combining quantitative and qualitative research to further our understanding of poverty dynamics: Some methodological considerations

Abstract

The paper combines qualitative and quantitative (‘Q-Squared') research methods to further our understanding of poverty dynamics.

Using existing nationally representative panel data from Uganda, we adopt the same sampling frame and collect life history information to consider some of the methodological issues that are of importance when combining such research methods and furthering our knowledge of poverty dynamics.

Although using relatively old panel data as a base for ‘Q-Squared' work may not be ideal for sequencing and triangulation of data, we find that if undertaken correctly this can still provide the basis for unique insights regarding key factors that underpin poverty dynamics.

Citation

Hulme, D.; Lawson, D.; Muwonge, J. Combining quantitative and qualitative research to further our understanding of poverty dynamics: Some methodological considerations. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (2008) 2 (2) 191-204.

Combining quantitative and qualitative research to further our understanding of poverty dynamics: Some methodological considerations

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