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Lisa Pearce

Adjunct Odum Instructor and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lisa Pearce is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center here at UNC. Pearce studies intersections of religion and family life, especially during adolescence and the transition to adulthood in the U.S. and Nepal. Her work often takes a mixed methods approach combining survey research with semi-structured interviews or focus group interviews. Pearce received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from Penn State University, and completed a postdoctoral traineeship at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. She teaches the required graduate research methods course in UNC’s Department of Sociology, offers one-day workshops on mixed methods research through the Odum Institute, and teaches a two-week course on combining the use of qualitative and quantitative data at University of Michigan’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques. Together with William G. Axinn, she co-authored Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies (Cambridge 2006).

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