Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods encourages readers to design and engage in methodologies and methods that place cultural relevancy at the center of inquiry. In doing so, it highlights the need to uplift voices and needs of people who have been historically marginalized in the environments that we both inhabit and engage in as part of knowledge construction.

The scholars whose work is featured in this volume take up research from different paradigmatic, ontological, epistemological, axiological, and methodological approaches – yet, with adherence to centering cultural responsiveness in all research decisions. Each chapter seeks to extend understandings of social inequities, methodologies, and/or methods – and to contribute to meaningful and evolving social change through innovative and cutting-edge research strategies. While doing this work, the authors illustrate and highlight the importance of researcher positions and reflexivity in supporting the expansion of culturally responsive approaches; they also do so while considering global sociopolitical conditions of this moment in time. The contributions to this volume were initially presented at the first biennial Advanced Methods Institute in 2021. The Institute was hosted by QualLab in The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology and shared this volume’s thematic focus.

As a handbook, the volume can help faculty and advanced researchers with interest in doing culturally responsive projects to better understand frameworks, approaches, and considerations for doing so. It includes activities to support readers in developing said understandings.

chapter 1|12 pages


The Importance of Culturally Responsive Research and Culturally Responsive Researchers

part Section I|50 pages

Contexts and Considerations for Quantitative, (Post)Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research

chapter 142|15 pages

The Transformative Paradigm

An Evolving Journey in Methods and Social Justice Aims 1

part Section II|84 pages

Qualitative Innovations

chapter 7|16 pages

Intersectionality as A Lens in Qualitative Research

Possibilities, Problems, and Practices

chapter 8|28 pages

good kid, m.A.A.d. research

Culturally Sustaining Research and Calling Out the White Gaze in Our Epistemologies

part Section III|90 pages

Quantitative and Mixed Methods Innovations

part Section IV|17 pages

The Future of Culturally Responsive Research

chapter 23814|15 pages

The Future

Advancing Innovations of Culturally Sustaining Research and Researchers