The Small-N Question

December 05, 2018

Joe, Gabriel and Rebecca Raby (Brock University) discuss a recent viral Twitter thread that discusses how qualitative researchers should deal with questions about their studies’ small N’s.


Rebecca Raby is a Professor of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. She recently co-published Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism(2017, University of California Press). Twitter: @RebeccaRabyCHYS 

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The AnnexHe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation(2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman

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