Enquiries into Wellbeing: How Could Qualitative Data Be Used to Improve the Reliability of Survey Data?

Camfield, Laura (2015) Enquiries into Wellbeing: How Could Qualitative Data Be Used to Improve the Reliability of Survey Data? In: Wellbeing: Culture, method and politics. Routledge.

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Abstract

Camfield discusses how mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in developing measures of wellbeing can increase researchers’ understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of survey data. She highlights the subjective nature of ‘objective’ data and the fragility of ‘subjective’ data, such as judgements of satisfaction, when they are removed from the context in which they were generated. Camfield makes this point drawing on examples of using cognitive debriefing in South Africa and developing a taxonomy of child poverty in Ethiopia. Finally, she advises caution in using subjective wellbeing data, recognising its micro-foundations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mixed methods,wellbeing
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 16:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 00:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/52092
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