The Handbook of Teaching Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods: A Step-by-Step Guide for Instructors presents diverse pedagogical approaches to teaching 71 qualitative and mixed methods.

These tried-and-true methods are widely applicable to those teaching and those being trained in qualitative and mixed-methods research. The methods for data collection cover ethics, sampling, interviewing, recording observations of behavior, Indigenous and decolonizing methods and methodologies as well as visual and participatory methods. Methods for analyzing data include coding and finding themes, exploratory and inductive analysis, linguistic analysis, mixed-methods analysis, and comparative analysis. Each method has its own 1,500-word lesson (i.e., chapter) written by expert methodologists from around the globe. In these lessons, contributors give the reader a brief history of the method and describe how they teach it by including their best practices—with succinct, step-by-step instructions—focusing on student-centered experiential and active learning exercises.

This comprehensive, one-of a-kind text is an essential reference for instructors who teach qualitative and/or mixed methods across the Social and Behavioral Sciences and other related disciplines, including Anthropology, Sociology, Education, and Health/Nursing research.

chapter |6 pages


part Section 1|10 pages

Research Ethics

chapter 2|4 pages

Obtaining Consent

Why, What, and How

part Section 2|20 pages

Sampling in Qualitative Research

chapter 5|5 pages

Collecting Data from Networked Populations

Snowball and Respondent-Driven Sampling

chapter 6|4 pages

Sampling Design for Qualitative Research

Teaching Theoretical Sampling for Cross-Cultural Research

part Section 3|35 pages

Interviews as Data Collection

chapter 7|5 pages

Teaching Interviewing

How to Guide Conversations for Qualitative Research

chapter 9|5 pages

Ethnographic Interviewing

The Life of Language among Families

chapter 10|4 pages

Free List Interviewing

part Section 4|51 pages

Observations as Data Collection

chapter 15|5 pages

Participant Observation

How to Be a Participant and Observer at the Same Time

chapter 18|5 pages


A First Overarching Look

chapter 21|4 pages

Ethnographic Writing

chapter 23|5 pages


Sensitizing the “I”

chapter 24|4 pages

Social Media Data Analysis

part Section 5|42 pages

Indigenous and Decolonizing Methods

chapter 28|4 pages

Talanoa Research Methodology

Strategies for Teaching an Indigenous Methodology

chapter 29|5 pages

Centering Indigenous Practice

Talking Circles as Participatory Action Research

chapter 31|4 pages

A Black Feminist Life History Method

How to Center Black Women's Voices

chapter 32|6 pages

Sister–Girl Talk

A Method for Group Interviewing Black Women

part Section 6|31 pages

Visual and Participatory Methods

part Section 7|44 pages

Building Blocks and Basics of Analysis

chapter 41|4 pages


Understanding Its Analytical Power

chapter 42|4 pages

Handling Multilingual Data

Transcription and Translation

chapter 44|3 pages

Finding Themes Using the Cutting and Sorting Approach

Guided Exercises with Interview Data

chapter 45|4 pages

Creating Visual Variables

A First Step in Systematic Analysis of Videotaped Data

chapter 47|5 pages

Coding in Action

Applying Codes at Various Levels

chapter 50|5 pages

Context Matters

Conducting Word-Based Analysis in Qualitative Research

part Section 8|25 pages

Grounded Theory, Phenomenology, and Narrative Analysis

chapter 51|5 pages

Doing Grounded Theory

Key Steps for Design, Data Collection, and Analysis

chapter 52|5 pages

Phenomenological Interpretation

Creative Lesson on Lived Experience

chapter 53|5 pages

Narrative Analysis

chapter 54|4 pages

Narrative Analysis

The Narrated, Non-Narrated, and the Disnarrated

part Section 10|19 pages

Network Analysis and Cultural Domain Analysis

chapter 63|5 pages

Walking in Your Footsteps

Using Qualitative Methods in Whole Network Analysis

chapter 64|4 pages

Mapping the Structure of a Cultural Domain

Cultural Domain Analysis

part Section 11|27 pages

Modeling and Comparative Analyses

chapter 66|4 pages

Topic Models

Modeling from Text Corpora

chapter 68|5 pages

Teaching Meta-Themes

A Mixed Methods Approach

chapter 69|5 pages

Teaching Comparative Ethnography

Two Examples from the Environmental Governance Field

chapter 71|4 pages

Concepts before Numbers

Teaching Effective Calibration Practices for Qualitative Comparative Analysis