La metodología mixta en un estudio sobre los ex braceros colimenses: una experiencia interdisciplinaria para comprender una realidad compleja

Uribe, Ana B.; Cuéllar, Karla Y. Covarrubias; Alvarado, J. Isaac Uribe
December 2009
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;dic2009, Vol. 15 Issue 30, p123
Academic Journal
This paper aims to reflect, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the methodological strategy used for understanding the impact of the immigrant experience in a group of former braceros from Colima, Mexico. We used a mixed methodology for Social and Human Behavior Sciences proposed by Creswell (1998), Tashakkori and Teddlie (1998). The study was carried out in two phases: the first was made from the quantitative perspective by developing a survey, which obtained information from which we built a diagnostic on the state of life of this social group, to identify the social and cultural profile of former braceros from Colima. For the second phase we produced thirty-five oral history interviews. This information enabled us to understand the intersubjective aspects of the informants. Through this reflective and narrative experience, we were able to recover and assess an important part of their immigration experience in the socio-cultural, economic, labor, health and quality of life, as well as the political involvement in the social movement of former braceros. Using a mixed methodological strategy favored the construction of knowledge of a reality that required complex ambush strategies for their apprehension and comprehension, which are in a mixed methodological channel.


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