Mixed Methodology

Mixed Methodology

Looking for a practical guide to using mixed methodologies? This book explores the most effective way to combine qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Author: Abbas Tashakkori

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761900713

Category: Medical

Page: 185

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Looking for a practical guide to using mixed methodologies? This book explores the most effective way to combine qualitative and quantitative techniques. It begins with a discussion of the paradigm wars between positivism and constructivism, explains the difference between using mixed methods in just the research methodology portion of a study versus using mixed model studies across all phases of the process, and then presents a typology of mixed methods and mixed model studies.
Categories: Medical

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research

This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods from research design and data collection through to analysis and ...

Author: Charles Teddlie

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc

ISBN: 9780761930129

Category: Social Science

Page: 387

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Foundations of Mixed Methods Research is the first comprehensive textbook on using mixed methods in the social sciences, written by two leading names in the field. Mixed methodology (combining quantitative and qualitative approaches) has become an increasingly popular way of both researching and teaching methodology across the social sciences, and students across these fields are expected to be proficient in both quantitative and qualitative techniques. This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods from research design and data collection through to analysis and conclusions.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Method Design

Mixed Method Design

Providing examples from a variety of disciplines, examining potential threats to validity, and showing the relationship between method and theory, the book will be a valuable addition to the methodologist’s library and a useful text in ...

Author: Janice M Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315424514

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

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The use of mixed methods designs for conducting research has become a major trend in social science research. Renowned methodological experts Janice Morse and Linda Niehaus present a guide to intermediate and experienced researchers on the possibilities inherent in mixed method research. They offer the basic principles of conducting this kind of study, then examine a wide variety of design options available to the researcher, including their strengths and weaknesses and when to use them. Providing examples from a variety of disciplines, examining potential threats to validity, and showing the relationship between method and theory, the book will be a valuable addition to the methodologist’s library and a useful text in courses in research design.
Categories: Psychology

Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies

Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies

This book draws on a broad range of available social data collection methods to formulate a set of data collection approaches combining elements of existing methods.

Author: William G. Axinn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855683

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 732

This book draws on a broad range of available social data collection methods to formulate a set of data collection approaches combining elements of existing methods. These methods are designed to create a comprehensive empirical description of the subject, accumulating the information needed with a minimum of error.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed Methods Research

How is mixed methods research defined? Why is it used? What designs are available? How does mixed methods research intersect with other research approaches? What is mixed methods research quality?

Author: Vicki L. Plano Clark

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483347127

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 212

Mixed Methods Research: A Guide to the Field by Vicki L. Plano Clark and Nataliya V. Ivankova is a practical book that introduces a unique socio-ecological framework for understanding the field of mixed methods research and its different perspectives. Based on the framework, it addresses basic questions including: What is the mixed methods research process? How is mixed methods research defined? Why is it used? What designs are available? How does mixed methods research intersect with other research approaches? What is mixed methods research quality? How is mixed methods shaped by personal, interpersonal, and social contexts? By focusing on the topics, perspectives, and debates occurring in the field of mixed methods research, the book helps students, scholars, and researchers identify, understand, and participate in these conversations to inform their own research practice. Mixed Methods Research is Volume 3 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Methodology in Psychological Research

Mixed Methodology in Psychological Research

This book discusses those controversies and tries to give some reasons and examples for overcoming mono-method research in psychology. We think the discussion of methodological topics should not be divided from specific research projects.

Author: Philipp Mayring

Publisher: Sense Pub

ISBN: 9077874739

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 187

Mixed Methodology is a new star in the social science sky. More and more researchers are discontent with mono-method concepts for their research projects. They are trying new ways in combining or integrating different methods and methodological approaches. There are two debates in this field: the qualitative * quantitative controversy and the one-method * multi-method discourse. This book discusses those controversies and tries to give some reasons and examples for overcoming mono-method research in psychology. We think the discussion of methodological topics should not be divided from specific research projects. Only in the context of a concrete research question it makes sense to consider adequate research methods. So the volume presents examples of mixed methodologies from different fields in psychology and education, from psychiatry to organisational psychology, from learning studies to media analysis. The studies are grouped into four sections: combining qualitative methods, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, access to individual experience by mixed methods and deeper understanding of findings by mixing methods The book is adressed to all students, researchers and methodological interested people in social sciences and especially in psychology.
Categories: Education

Mixed Method Research Design

Mixed Method Research Design

Methodology. The central premise of this study was that the attitudinal and
behavioral dimensions of consumer–brand ... Methodology: Mixed. Methodology.
This research positioned its study paradigm in the middle of the possible
spectrum of ...

Author: S. Sreejesh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319026879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 186

This book is a comprehensive guide to design and conduct the research in management-related field, such as marketing management and human resources management. It provides an overview of the real research conducted by authors throughout their careers and explains the important and growing research design used in management research-mixed method research design. Video tutorials are also included for complete qualitative data collection and data analysis. These videos are included to help readers understand the research and apply the techniques using the recommended software programs. Mixed Method Research Design: An Application in Consumer-Brand Relationships (CBR) begins with an introduction, providing background on the study including related literature in the areas of consumer-brand relationships, which helps the book to show how research questions and research objectives can be developed for the mixed method study. This is followed by a detailed explanation of the methodology, which establishes the ground rule for the study. Finally it takes look at the analysis and results of mixed method research study. Additionally the book examines the procedures of mixing of qualitative and quantitative paradigms in research both in terms of hypothesis development and testing. It helps readers understand how to design their research studies using mixed method design. It also demonstrates managerial implications, to help understand how mixed research design could be used to show contribution to the theory and practice.
Categories: Business & Economics

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

'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.

Author: John W. Creswell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412975179

Category: Mathematics

Page: 457

View: 753

'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.
Categories: Mathematics

User friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations

User friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations

Why Use a Mixed Method Approach? The assumption guiding this handbook is
that a strong case can be made for using an approach that combines quantitative
and qualitative elements in most evaluations of EHR projects. We offer this ...

Author: Joy A. Frechtling

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788174312

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 859

In the evaluation of the process and effectiveness of projects funded by the NSF's Directorate for Education, experienced evaluators have found that most often the best results are achieved through the use of mixed method evaluations combining quantitative and qualitative techniques. Aimed at users who need practical rather than technically sophisticated advice about evaluation methodology, this handbook includes an in-depth discussion of the collection and analysis of qualitative data and examines how qualitative techniques can be combined effectively with quantitative measures. Bibliography. Glossary. Worksheets.
Categories: Education

Innovation in Mixed Methods Research

Innovation in Mixed Methods Research

Explaining both why and how to use mixed methods for discovering solutions to complex research problems, this book gives readers the tools to adapt approaches to suit their own research conditions.

Author: Cheryl N. Poth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526453730

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 170

Explaining both why and how to use mixed methods for discovering solutions to complex research problems, this book gives readers the tools to adapt approaches to suit their own research conditions.
Categories: Reference

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed Methods Research

The book carefully dissects various human rights models and ends with a defense of the Declaration's cosmopolitan vision against charges of unrealistic utopianism and Western ethnocentrism.

Author: Carolyn R. Benz

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809327791

Category: Reference

Page: 209

View: 427

Confronting the evils of World War II and building on the legacy of the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the 1789 French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, a group of world citizens including Eleanor Roosevelt drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted by the United Nations in 1948, the Universal Declaration has been translated into 300 languages and has become the basis for most other international human rights texts and norms. In spite of the global success of this document, however, a philosophical disconnect exists between what major theorists have said a human right is and the foundational text of the very movement they advocate. In Inherent Human Rights: Philosophical Roots of the Universal Declaration, philosopher and political theorist Johannes Morsink offers an alternative to contemporary assumptions. A major historian of the Universal Declaration, Morsink traces the philosophical roots of the Declaration back to the Enlightenment and to a shared revulsion at the horrors of the Holocaust. He defends the Declaration's perspective that all people have human rights simply by virtue of being born into the human family and that human beings have these rights regardless of any government or court action (or inaction). Like mathematical principles, human rights are truly universal, not the products of a particular culture, economic scheme, or political system. Our understanding of their existence can be blocked only by madness and false ideologies. Morsink argues that the drafters of the Declaration shared this metaphysical view of human rights. By denying the inherence of human rights and their metaphysical nature, and removing the concepts of the Declaration from their historical and philosophical context, contemporary constructivist scholars and pragmatic activists create an unnecessary and potentially dangerous political fog. The book carefully dissects various human rights models and ends with a defense of the Declaration's cosmopolitan vision against charges of unrealistic utopianism and Western ethnocentrism. Inherent Human Rights takes exception to the reigning view that the Golden Rule is the best defense of human rights. Instead, it calls for us to "follow the lead of the Declaration's drafters and liberate the idea of human rights from the realm of the political and the juridical, which is where contemporary theorists have imprisoned it."
Categories: Reference

The Mixed Methods Research Workbook

The Mixed Methods Research Workbook

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.

Author: Michael D. Fetters

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506393582

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 847

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, leveraging advantages of both qualitative and quantitative methods, and incorporating theory 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. A unique chapter on mixed methods sampling offers application through basic and advanced designs. The book illustrates integrating and implementing mixed methods designs with practical advice for each of stage of the process. 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 and presentation of findings. Closing out the process, the text tackles quality and evaluation in mixed methods studies, preparing your study for publication, and writing up your article.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed Methods Research

This accessibly written book is ideal for use in graduate courses or by practicing researchers and evaluators.

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606235065

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 639

This accessibly written book is ideal for use in graduate courses or by practicing researchers and evaluators. The author puts the research problem at center stage, showing how mixed methods designs can fruitfully address different types of research questions. She illustrates the discussion with examples of mixed methods studies from a variety of disciplines and qualitative approaches (interpretative, feminist, and postmodern). The text demonstrates how to navigate ethical issues; gather, analyze, and interpret data; and write up the results, including an in-depth example with step-by-step commentary. Special features include “researcher standpoint” reflections from leading scholars and practical strategies to help users develop their own research perspectives. Every chapter concludes with a glossary, discussion questions, and useful Web resources.
Categories: Education

The Mixed Methods Reader

The Mixed Methods Reader

This book provides a collection of key methodological writings in mixed methods research along with a collection of exemplar studies. This cross-disciplinary volume helps define the "literature" of mixed methods research.

Author: Vicki L. Plano Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412951449

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

View: 331

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.
Categories: Social Science

Advances in Mixed Methods Research

Advances in Mixed Methods Research

This book represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the use of mixed methods in the social sciences and health research, and presents a convincing argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative ...

Author: Manfred Max Bergman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857024312

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Advances in Mixed Methods Research provides an essential introduction to the fast-growing field of mixed methods research. Bergman's book examines the current state of mixed-methods research, exploring exciting new ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social and health sciences. Contributions from the world's leading experts in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches are brought together, clearing the way for a more constructive approach to social research. These contributions cover the main practical and methodological issues and include a number of different visions of what mixed methods research is. The discussion also covers the use of mixed methods in a diverse range of fields, including sociology, education, politics, psychology, computational science and methodology. This book represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the use of mixed methods in the social sciences and health research, and presents a convincing argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative and quantitative research is outdated and in need of replacement. It will be essential reading for anyone actively engaged in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research and for students of social research methods. Manfred Max Bergman is Chair of Methodology and Political Sociology at the University of Basel.
Categories: Social Science

A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

The National Science Foundation has a document providing guidelines for mixed
methods research, and the National Institutes of Health (Office of Behavioral and
Social Science Research) has provided recommendations on a website for ...

Author: John W. Creswell

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483359052

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.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Method Research Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Mixed Method Research   Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: Sehr Gut, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Europainstitut), course: Qualitative Methoden, language: English, abstract: Traditionally most ...

Author: Roland Spitzlinger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640630950

Category:

Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: Sehr Gut, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Europainstitut), course: Qualitative Methoden, language: English, abstract: Traditionally most social researchers either employ purely qualitative or quantitative methods, even though a mixed method strategy may promise better results. The present paper introduces Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as a mixed method alternative for data analysis. It may be of particular value when dealing with small-n case studies, which typically do not permit profound statistical testing. QCA enables researchers to filter those variables or combinations of variables that empirically result in (and possibly explain) a certain outcome. As such, the method can also be used to analyze the impact of social networks on companies' innovation performance and promises valuable new insights in the field.
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Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences

Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences

... integrated and complement one another through what is generally known as
the mixed methods approach, sometimes referred to as synthetic interpretative
methodology (Vann and Cole 2004) or qualiquantology (Stenner and Rogers
2004) ...

Author: Oleguer Camerino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415532273

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 135

Mixed methods research techniques, combining both quantitative and qualitative elements, have become well established throughout the social, behavioural and natural sciences. This is the first book to focus on the application of mixed methods research in the movement sciences, specifically in sport, physical education and dance. Researchers and practitioners in each of these fields are concerned with the study of habitual behaviour in naturalistic contexts, and of the concurrent and sequential nature of events and states, precisely the kind of work that multi-method research design can help illuminate. The book is arranged into four sections. The first provides a thorough overview of mixed methods procedures and research design, and summarizes their applicability to the movement sciences. The remaining sections then offer detailed case studies of mixed methods research in team and individual sports (analyzing hidden patterns of play and optimising technique); kinesics and dance (analyzing motor skills behaviour in childhood, and the complexity of motor responses in dance); and physical education (detecting interaction patterns in group situations, and optimizing non-verbal communication by teachers and sports coaches). Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences offers an important new tool for researchers and helps to close the gap between the analysis of expert performance and our understanding of the general principles of movement science. It is important reading for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in motor control, sport and dance pedagogy, coaching, performance analysis or decision-making in sport.
Categories: Education

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed methods research is one of the largest growth areas in research methods and it is increasingly recognized that mixing methods and types of data requires new sets of skills and sensibilities.

Author: Manfred Max Bergman

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 1412920981

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 435

Mixed methods is one of the largest growth areas in research methods and it is increasingly recognized that mixing methods and types of data requires new sets of skills and sensibilities. This comprehensive guide to all aspects of doing mixed methods research provides a thorough overview of the field, including discussion of theory, design, collection and analysis. Max Bergman explores the central debates and answers vital questions, such as: - Will a mixed method design get us closer to objectivity? - Is it possible to mix different theoretical approaches, or is it even possible to mix epistemologies? - Is mixing methods better than using only one method? Mixed Methods Research provides an invaluable introduction to the theory and method of using mixed methods in social research. It will be of great use to students on research training courses in a range of disciplines, including health, education and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Mixed Methods Research for Improved Scientific Study

Mixed Methods Research for Improved Scientific Study

Mixed Methods Research for Improved Scientific Study seeks to demonstrate how mixed methods research designs can address a wide array of scientific questions across disciplines.

Author: Baran, Mette L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522500087

Category: Science

Page: 335

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The clear division between quantitative and qualitative research methods becomes problematic when students begin conducting extensive research for the first time, often as part of a master’s thesis or dissertation. In order to handle such complexities in the selection of research methods, a Mixed Methods Research (MMR) approach is one proposed solution. Mixed Methods Research for Improved Scientific Study seeks to demonstrate how mixed methods research designs can address a wide array of scientific questions across disciplines. Focusing on essential concepts and methods for a hybrid approach to quantitative and qualitative research methods for real-world implementation, this publication is ideally designed for students and researchers interested in refining their research skills as well as educators seeking to integrate research methods coursework into the graduate curriculum.
Categories: Science