The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

Celebrating the Strengths of First-Generation College Students


In celebration of first-generation students, Hoori Kalamkarian and Melissa Herman share findings from a recent CCRC-led study on first-generation college students’ support networks and how those relationships shape their college journeys.

First-Generation College Students’ Personal Networks and Their Influence on the Use of Student Supports


Much is unknown about the nature of first-generation students' personal networks, but a new CCRC study is changing that. CCRC Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow Melissa Herman and Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian discuss the impetus for the study and share some preliminary findings in this blog post.