The 4th Work-in-progress seminar : Using a Sequential Mixed Methods Research Design in an Exploratory Youth Study
Forums, Workshops & Seminars
- Date25 February 2014
- Time2:30pm - 4:00pm
- VenueRoom 314, THEi Building
Using a Sequential Mixed-Methods Research Design in an Exploratory Youth Study
Professor Catherine CHIU
About the Speaker
Professor Catherine Chiu is Head of the Department of General Education at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi). She is a sociologist and her research interests are work and labour studies, women’s studies, youth transitions, and scholarship of teaching and learning. She conducts both quantitative and qualitative studies and her publications appear in such international refereed journals as Organization Studies, Sociological Spectrum, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Cities.
Mixed methods studies which involve the combined use of qualitative and quantitative methods are now widely used in social sciences research. In this seminar, the speaker will provide an overview of mixed-methods approaches and describe how a sequential mixed-methods design was applied to an exploratory youth study. The study adopted a strengths-based view of youth and examined their challenges, aspirations and navigation to adulthood. In the sequential design in this study, qualitative semi-structured interviews preceded quantitative data collection. Themes emerged from the qualitative stage helped sharpen the focus of the survey and develop the survey instrument. More importantly, insights gained through the qualitative interviews contributed to fine-tuning the conceptualisation of youth agency and competence.
Work-in-progress Seminar Series, Department of General Education
For enquiries, please call Ms Shirley YAN at 2176 1433.