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Type Working Paper - GPRG-WPS
Title Methodological Issues Associated with Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Understanding Poverty Dynamics: Evidence from Uganda.
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Issue 077
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk/12981/1/gprg-wps-077.pdf
Abstract
The paper draws from ongoing research that aims to genuinely combine qualitative and quantitative (ëQ-Squaredí) research methodologies to further our understanding of poverty dynamics in Uganda. Using existing nationally representative panel data we use the same sampling frame and extend the panel by visiting the same households - collecting both life histories and further quantitative data, with the intention being, for this first paper in a series of outputs, to consider some of the methodological issues that are of importance when combining such research methods and furthering our knowledge of poverty dynamics. Overall we find that even when using relatively ëdatedí panel data as a base for ëQ-Squaredí work, although this may not be ideal for the sequencing and triangulation of data if undertaken correctly this can still provide the basis for very unique insights regarding key factors that underpin poverty dynamics.

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