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Foundations of Mixed Methods Research

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

February 2008 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Mixed methodology 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.
Mixed Methods: The Third Methodological Movement
Mixed Methods as the Third Research Community
The Fundamentals of Mixed Methods Research
Methodological Thought Before the 20th Century
Paradigm Issues in Mixed Methods Research
Methods and Strategies of Mixed Methods Research
Generating Questions in Mixed Methods Research
Mixed Methods Research Designs
Sampling Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
Considerations Before Collecting Your Data
Data Collection Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
The Analysis of Mixed Methods Data
The Inference Process in Mixed Methods Research
Epilogue: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences by Charles Teddlie and Abbas Tashakkori, is an essential reference for novice and expert researcher of Mixed method research.

Dr Negmeldin Omer Alsheikh
Curriculum , United Arab Emirates University
September 27, 2015

I would totally recommend Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research by Sage instead of this book

Dr Bahadir Namdar
Primary Education/ Science Education Program, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
June 18, 2015

Foundations of mixed methods research is a rather important text; not for undergraduates but essential for post-graduate study; especially in terms of Masters by research and PhD; proper level 7 & 8 if you like.

The strengths of the text are in a number of areas, principally in the integrative nature of methods qual and quant but more subtly in the integration of the philosophical positions. It provides challenge to post graduate researchers in terms of situation their study, the leanings, the methods and integration. What is really successful here is the simplicity in which rather complex positions are put; it makes intuitive sense and is accessible to the postgraduate researcher.

It is then my favorite recommendation to level 7 & 8 for students looking at a mixed methods approach.

On a final note, the glossary of research terms is just wonderful; from scientific (and social scientific) philosophy to practical research terms in the mess that is social science research language. I may disagree with some of the definitions but hey we all do… this for me is in the top five of my research methods desert island research textbooks. No wonder everyone else references it.

Dr Jon Cryer
School of Sport & Leisure, Gloucestershire University
June 18, 2015

Clearly written, gives a great impression of what mixed methods entail. It is useful for an advanced course as you have to have a bit of a background in both qualitative and quantitative research to understand it. The reason I didn't adopt it is because mixed methods are no longer a part of the curriculum.

Dr Marijn Van Klingeren
Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen
June 11, 2015

Useful in clarifying student's position when considering this combined approach.

Dr Hazel Wright
Education, Anglia Ruskin University
May 17, 2015

This book is now part of the recommended literature

Ms Hanne Lynghøj Ellerbæk
Inst for Information & Media Studies, Aarhus University
January 14, 2015

This is an excellent text book- provides the students/researchers with the necessary information regarding the mixed method research. I recommend this book to all midwifery postgraduate students.

Mrs Yetunde Akinnuoye
Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
January 8, 2015

A very good book which will enhance students' research in mixed design

Dr George Varvatsoulias
Counselling, Newham College of Further Education
July 14, 2014

shall be a reference guide for myself as instructor. thank you.

Dr Mamdouh Shubair
School of Health Sciences, Univ Northern British Columbia
June 21, 2014

The authors present a balanced view of the paradigms associated with QUAL and QUAN methods.

Dr Christie McIntyre
Curriculum Instruction Dept, Southern Illinois University
June 9, 2014

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