Mixed method research, systematically integrating qualitative and quantitative analysis, present opportunities for improving our understanding of the effects of law and legal mobilization. Databases are increasingly constructed and improved to facilitate more rigorous quantitative analysis. However, qualitative researchers often feel that what the quantitative research focuses on is irrelevant to what they seek to understand. This roundtable discusses challenges of integrating qualitative and quantitative research and seeks to advance the understanding of how databases can be constructed to better support mixed methods research.

Elin Skaar

Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Rights and Legal Institutions