Publications

Publications

Published Book
Focus Groups: Culturally Responsive Approaches for Qualitative Inquiry and Program Evaluation

The book takes an in-depth look at how culturally-responsive focus groups are developed and implemented within the context of qualitative inquiry broadly, and program evaluation more specifically. Click here for more information.

For a review by Dr. Kathy Roulston, Professor in the Qualitative Research program in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, click here.

Dr. Hall artfully demonstrates how to use culturally responsive focus groups for social justice through practical research techniques and case examples that show how the researcher can be an agent of change and give a voice to marginalized communities.
Stacy Penna, Ed. D.
NVivo Community Director. QSR International
Winner of the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Qualitative Research SIG Outstanding Book Award. Click here for more information.

Other Publications​

Rich, G., Hall, J. N., & Hawkins, B. (2019). Conceptual distinctions in general and local sponsorship objectives: A qualitative inquiry. In B. Pitts & J. Zhang (Eds.). Global Sport Business: Managing Resources and Opportunities. (pp. 261-297).

Hall, J. N., & Preissle, J. (2015). Exemplary mixed methods research in education and anthropology. In B. Johnson & S. Hesse-Biber (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Mixed Methods Research. (pp. 357-374).

Hall, J. N. (2013). Pragmatism, evidence, and mixed methods evaluation. In D. Mertens & S. Hesse Biber (Eds.), Mixed Methods’ Contributions to Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation  (special issue). New Directions for Evaluation, 138, 15-26San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Greene, J. C., & Hall, J. N. (2010). Dialectics and pragmatism: Being of consequence. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddle (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (pp. 119-144). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hall, J. N., & Parker, L. (2007). Rethinking No Child Left Behind using critical race theory. In C. Sleeter (Ed.), Facing accountability in education: Democracy and equity at risk (pp. 132-144). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Greene, J. C., DeStefano, L., Burgon, H., & Hall, J. N. (2006). An educative, values-engaged approach to evaluating STEM educational programs. In D. Huffman & F. Lawrenz (Eds.), Critical issues in STEM evaluation (special issue). New Directions for Evaluation, 109, 53-71. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Hall, J. N., & Lee, J. (2010). Internal accountability and collective capacity: Helping schools to help themselves. In E. A. Houck (Ed.), 2010 Education Policy Papers (pp. 47-55). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Education Policy and Evaluation Center.

Hall, J. N., & Greene, J. (Eds.) (2019). A kaleidoscope of perspectives on the potential, contributions, and grand vision of a mixed Methods approach to educational inquiry (special issue). International Journal of Research and Method in Education. 42(3). London, UK: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.

Hall, J. N., Freeman, M., & Colomer, S. E. (2020). A culturally responsive, educative evaluation approach: Success and missed opportunities. American Journal of Evaluation. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214019885632

Kallemeyn, L., Hall, J. N., & Gates, E. (2020). Exploring the relevance of complexity theory for mixed methods research, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 14(3), 288-304. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1558689819872423

Davis-Bundrage, M., Medvedev, K., & Hall, J. N. (In press). How beauty product use links to Black lives matter: Examining beliefs of health threats influence on behavior. Fashion, Style and Popular Culture.

Hall, J. N. (2019). The other side of inequality: Using standpoint theories to examine the privilege of the evaluation profession and individual evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation.

Robinson, A., Davis, M., Hall, J. N., Lauckner, C., & Anderson, A. (2019). It takes an e-village: Supporting black mothers in sustaining breastfeeding through Facebook communities. Journal of Human Lactation, 35(3), 569-582. doi: 10.1177/0890334419831652

Hall, J. N., & Greene, J. C. (2019). A kaleidoscope of perspectives on the potential, contributions, and grand vision of a mixed methods approach to educational inquiry, International Journal of Research & Method in Education42(3), 223-224. doi: 10.1080/1743727X.2019.1602984

Stotz, S., Lee, J., & Hall, J. N. (2018). A mixed methods evaluation using SNAP-Ed eligible adult Georgians’ experiences with a smartphone-based eLearning nutrition education program. Public Health Nutrition, 21(17),3271-3280. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018001933

Brewington, Q. L. & Hall, J. N. (2018). Givin’ stakeholders the mic: How contemporary evaluation approaches want to listen and how they should listen. American Journal of Evaluation, 39(3), 336349. doi: 10.1177/0890334416680180

Zhou, X. & Hall, J. N. (2018). Mixed methods papers in first-person and third person: Writing voices in dialogue. Journal of Mixed Methods Research12(3), 344-357. doi: 10.1177/1558689816652755

Ewan, C., Hall, J. N., & Aiken, W. (2017). African-American and Caribbean-born men’s perceptions of prostate cancer fear and facilitators for screening behavior: A pilot study. Journal of Cancer Education33(3), 640-648. doi 10.1007/s13187-017-1167-x

Gross, T., Powell, R., Anderson, A., Hall, J. N., Davis, M., Hilyard, K. (2016). Long-term breastfeeding in African-American Mothers: A Positive Deviance Inquiry of WIC  participants. Journal of Human Lactation33(1), 128-139. doi: 10.1177/0890334416680180

Graham, K. C., Smith, M. L., Wilson, M. G., Emerson, K. G., & Hall, J. N.(2016). Exploring changes in two types of self-efficacy following participation in a chronic disease self-management program. Frontiers in Public Health – Public Health Education and Promotion, 4(196). doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00196.

Cooper, J. & Hall, J. N. (2016). Understanding Black male student athletes’ experiences at a historically Black university: A mixed methods approach. Journal of Mixed Methods Research10(1), 46-63. doi: 10.1177/1558689814558451

Kallemeyn, L., Hall, J. N., & Friche, N. (2015). Differences and similarities in American and European evaluation research. American Journal of Evaluation. 36(3), 339-357. doi:10.1177/1098214015576400  

Gross, T., Powell, R., Anderson, A., Hall, J.N., Davis, M., Hilyard, K. (2014). WIC peer counselors’ perceptions of breastfeeding in African American Women with lower incomes. Journal of Human Lactation, 31(1),  99-110. doi: 10.11770890334414561061.

Hall, J. N., Freeman, M., & Roulston, K. (2014). Right timing for formative evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 45, 151-156.

Hall, J. N., & Freeman, M. (2014). Shadowing in formative evaluation: Making capacity building visible in a professional development school. American Journal of Evaluation, 35(4), 562-578. doi: 10.1177/1098214014537397

Johnson, J., Hall, J. N., Greene, J.C., & Ahn, J. (2013). Alternative approaches for presenting evaluation findings. American Journal of Evaluation, 34(4), 486-503doi: 10.1177/1098214013492995

Governor, D., Hall, J. N., & Jackson, D. (2013). Teaching and learning science through song: Exploring the experiences of students and teachers. International Journal of Science Education35(18), 3117-3140. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2012.690542

Freeman, M., & Hall, J. N. (2012). The complexity of practice: Participant observation and values-engagement in a responsive evaluation of a professional development school partnership. American Journal of Evaluation, 33(4), 483-495. doi: 10.1177/1098214012443728

Hall, J. N., Ahn, J., & Greene, J.C. (2012). Values-engagement in evaluation: Ideas, illustrations, and implications. American Journal of Evaluation33(2), 195-207. doi: 10.1177/1098214011422592

Hall, J. N., & Ryan, K. (2011).  Educational accountability: A qualitatively-driven mixed methods approach. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(1), 105-115.

Hall, J. N. (2010). Investigating internal accountability and collective capacity: Taking a closer look at mathematics instruction. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction4(2), 9-32.

Greene, J.C., DeStefano, L., Hall, J. N., Burgon, H., & Johnson, J. (2006). An educative, values-engaged approach to evaluation. Journal of Research Methodology, 19(2), 181-197.

Hall, J. N. (2016). A Tale of Two Professional Development Schools: A Summary Report 2016. Prepared for Clarke County School District, Athens, GA.

Hall, J. N. (2016). Child Trends: School Start Time Change and Sleep Qualitative Evaluation, Summary 

Freeman, M., Hall, J. N. (2013). Evaluation of the Professional Development Elementary School: Summary Report 2010-2012. Prepared for the Professional Development School’s Steering Committee, Athens, GA.

Skidmore, M., Cervero, R., Freeman, M., Roulston, K., Hall, J. N., Blankenship, A. E., & Parylo, O. (July, 2012). Area 4 Report: Description and Analysis of the Residency Component of the Aspiring Principal Program for the Quality-Plus Leader Academy Instructional Program. Prepared for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA.

Skidmore, M., Cervero, R., Freeman, M., Roulston, K., Hall, J. N., Blankenship, A. E., & Parylo, O. (Aug, 2012). Area 2 Report: Description and Analysis of the Quality-Plus Leader Academy Instructional Program. Prepared for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA.

Skidmore, M., Cervero, R., Freeman, M., Roulston, K., Hall, J. N., & Blankenship, A. E. (Aug, 2012). Area 1 Report: Critique and Analysis of Proposed Leader Standards for the Quality-Plus Leader Academy Instructional Program. Prepared for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA.

Freeman, M., Hall, J. N., Costantino, T., Colomer, S., & Crowder, I. (2010). Evaluation of the Professional Development Elementary School: First-year activities 2009-2010. Prepared for the Professional Development School’s Steering Committee, Athens, GA.

Hall, J. N., Thompson, J., & Pollack, S. (2010). Report on the evaluation of Clarke County School District’s mathematics and science partnership grant 2009-2010. Prepared for Clarke County School District, Athens, GA.

Hall, J. N., Thompson, J., & Pollack, S. (2009). Report on the evaluation of Clarke County School District’s mathematics and science partnership grant 2008-2009. Prepared for Clarke County School District, Athens, GA.

Hall, J. N., Elder, T., Thompson, J., & Pollack, S. (2009). International Baccalaureate: Primary years programme field study. Prepared for International Baccalaureate Americas, New York, NY.

Hall, J. N. (2017). Review of Kushner, S. Evaluative research methods: Managing complexities of judgment in field. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 298 pages. ISBN. 1681236893 (pbk) Paperback. Teachers College Press.