Assessing Migrants’ Emotion States Post-Settlement

In light of time and resource constraints in government and policy-making environments that make in-depth qualitative analyses too laborious, and given the limitations of survey research in generating data on feeling states, researchers wanting insight into migrant feeling states seem to have reached a methodological impasse.
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Large-scale survey research by social scientists offers general understandings of migrants' challenges and provides assessments of post-migration benchmarks like employment, obtention of educational credentials, and home ownership. Minimal research, however, probes the realm of emotions or 'feeling states' in migration and settlement processes, and it is often approached through closed-ended survey questions that superficially assess feeling states.

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