Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Out" Marriage Among Gay Jews

The article linked below discusses the romantic partnerships of gay jews. Its specific focus is on how often they are going outside of their faith to find a mate. Again, an interesting and out of the ordinary topic . . . yet again, I want you to focus on the methodology. Did you understand how the researchers used both qualitative and quantitative research? What were the strengths and limitations of the use of mixed methods in this particular study.

Pregnancy Termination in Bangledesh

The link below references a mixed method article in which the researchers investigated pregnancy termination in Bangledesh. The subject matter is pretty interesting here, but I'm more concerned with you examining the methodology. Do the researcher's present the qualitative and quantitative pieces of the article equally. How does the qualitative piece enhance the quantitative information and vice versa. "Having another baby would be a life or death situation for her".

Friday, April 3, 2009

Megan Joy's Brother vs. Kara: War of the Words.

US weekly has published a brief story about the "interaction" between Kara DioGuardi and Megan Joy's brother. If you recall, during the show, Kara was critiquing Megan Joy and someone from the audience called her a "broken record". The story addresses the aftermath . . . Check it out. Thanks Idol News from the Twitter!