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Does Mixed Methods Research Matter to Understanding Childhood Well-Being?

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Nicola Jones, Andy Sumner

Original languageEnglish
Article numbern/a
Pages (from-to)33-50
Number of pages18
Issue number1
PublishedJan 2009

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There has been a rich debate in development studies on combining research
methods in recent years. We explore the particular challenges and opportunities surrounding mixed methods approaches to childhood well-being. We argue that there are additional layers of complexity due to the distinctiveness of children’s experiences of deprivation or ill-being. This paper is structured as follows. Sections 2 and 3 discuss the nature of mixed methods approaches and tensions. Sections 4 and 5 apply these debates to researching childhood well-being in particular, in both Northern and Southern contexts. Section 6 concludes and discusses future work.

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