Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Author: John W. Creswell,Vicki L. Plano Clark

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483346986

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Combining the latest thinking in the field with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Third Edition of John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark’s Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers seven mixed methods designs with accompanying journal articles illustrating each design. The authors walk readers through the entire research process, and present updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from multiple disciplines. In addition, this new edition includes information about the dynamic and evolving nature of the field of mixed methods research, four additional methodological approaches, and coverage of new directions in mixed methods.
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Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Author: John W. Creswell,Vicki L. Plano Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412975174

Category: Mathematics

Page: 457

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'Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research' offers a practical, how-to guide for designing a mixed methods study. The text incorporates activities and exercises for classroom use or for use by the researcher in preparing designs.
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Designing & Conducting Mixed Methods Research + The Mixed Methods Reader (bundle)

Author: John W. Creswell,Vicki L. Plano Clark

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412960229

Category: Social Science

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The perfect combination—a textbook and a reader by John W. Creswell and Vicki Plano Clark—available for only $76.95 as a bundle! Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research combines the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidelines for the decisions that must be made in designing a mixed methods research study. "Mixed methods research" is defined as a procedure for collecting, analyzing, and mixing both quantitative and qualitative data in a single case study or series of studies and is becoming more common in studies across the social, behavioral, and health sciences as well as education. The Mixed Methods Reader is divided into two parts: Part I – Methodological Selections and Part II – Exemplar Research Studies. Part I includes a collection of 14 foundational writings from the mixed methods research literature. These readings convey the overall development and evolution of mixed methods research and address essential topics for researchers new to the field of mixed methods research. These topics include its foundations; design types; implementation issues such as sampling, data analysis, and validity; rhetorical devices for reporting mixed methods studies; and critiques about the current thinking in the field. Part II includes 9 exemplar mixed methods research studies drawn from a range of disciplines and international scholars. The studies were intentionally selected to illustrate four major types of mixed methods designs. As with the methodological chapters, the editors organize the exemplar research studies so that the reader can see a natural progression of the different approaches to conducting mixed methods research.
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The Mixed Methods Reader

Author: Vicki L. Plano Clark,John W. Creswell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412951445

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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In light of the dispersed nature of the mixed methods literature, the editors have organized a collection of key discussions and examples of mixed methods research studies in one easy-to-access location. This integrative collection draws from the international literature appearing across diverse research disciplines over the past thirty years.
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A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

Author: John W. Creswell

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483359050

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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John W. Creswell’s A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research is a brief overview of mixed methods research that takes readers through the essential steps in planning and designing a study. Rather than offering an extensive treatment of mixed methods, this concise book offers individuals in the social, behavioral, and health sciences a foundation for understanding mixed methods methodology. Practical for use in workshops, seminars, global webinars, and as a supplementary text in undergraduate and graduate classes, Creswell’s book is ideal for the beginner or the more advanced researcher looking for a quick primer in mixed methods, by an authoritative mixed methods scholar.
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A Practical Introduction to Mixed Methods for Business and Management

Author: Patricia Bazeley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526462907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Mixed Methods Research for Business and Management guides students and researchers through how to use this methodology successfully in a research-based dissertation or project. The book introduces the concepts and debates associated with combining methods, and illustrates the many benefits, and hazards, of undertaking a mixed methods study. Example studies from across business and management disciplines bring the text to life throughout. The reader is taken step-by-step through the mixed methods process from developing a mixed methods study, through designing and conducting it, and finally, reporting on the results. Suitable for business and management students and researchers undertaking their own mixed methods research.
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The Mixed Methods Research Workbook

Activities for Designing, Implementing, and Publishing Projects

Author: Michael D. Fetters

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506393586

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Written by Michael D. Fetters, one of the leading scholars in the field and co-editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, The Mixed Methods Research Workbook: Activities for Designing, Implementing, and Publishing Projects is the perfect tool for researchers and doctoral students who want support throughout their research project, as well as a practical way to apply the knowledge they’ve learned. With The Mixed Methods Research Workbook, you’ll be ready to tackle your mixed methods research project with confidence. Each chapter follows a familiar framework, starting with learning objectives for each piece of the mixed methods process. Readers have ample space in this text to write notes, fill out activities, and begin their process of actively designing and writing up a mixed methods study. This easy-to follow process gives readers an immediate structure to their projects. Exemplar boxes provide a starting framework, with the text encouraging deeper reflection on mixed methods challenges and opportunities. Stories from the field illuminate struggles and suggestions with the benefit of hindsight. Checklists at the end of each chapter help readers stay organized and key resources provide up-to-date lists of material for further study. From start to finish, readers can follow along with this text as they work on their projects. The text begins by assisting readers in identifying topics and conducting literature reviews in the context of mixed methods, zeroing in to address mixed-methods-specific challenges like integration, advantages of qualitative and quantitative methods, theory incorporation, and personal backgrounds. Identifying data sources helps readers organize their data collection. Two chapters on research designs structure the data collection process with procedural diagrams for major designs. A unique chapter on mixed methods sampling offers application through basic and advanced designs. Integrating and implementing mixed methods designs offer practical advice for each of these stages. Ethics in a mixed methods context readies readers for the research protocol stage. Several chapters fully explicate the data analysis process, including developing a joint display, a state-of-the-art procedure for analysis. Closing out the process, the text tackles quality and evaluation in mixed methods studies, preparing your study for publication, and writing up your article.
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