Introduction: On the Compatibility between Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods


  • Nigel Fielding University of Surrey
  • Margrit Schreier Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH



URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs010146


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Author Biographies

Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey

Nigel FIELDING ( is Professor of Sociology and co-Director of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Surrey. He has taught field methods and criminology at Surrey since 1978. His research interests are in qualitative methods, new research technologies, and criminal justice. He was Editor of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice from 1985 to 1998, and is co-editor of the series "New technologies for social research" (Sage). He has published twelve books, four of them on aspects of methodology, and is currently working on the second edition of Computer programs for qualitative data analysis (with E. WEITZMAN and R. LEE) and a four volume set on Interviewing, both for Sage.

Margrit Schreier, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Margrit SCHREIER, Dr. phil., is research assistant at the Department of General and Cultural Psychology, University of Cologne. Her current research interests include: methodology of the social sciences, combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, research program subjective theories, media psychology and media studies, psycholinguistics, attribution of responsibility, and the empirical study of literature.




How to Cite

Fielding, N., & Schreier, M. (2001). Introduction: On the Compatibility between Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 2(1).

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