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A Concise  Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

June 2014 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

For a comprehensive treatment of Mixed Methods research, we recommend Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research, by John W. Creswell and Vicki J. Plano Clark.

Learn more about John Creswell's qualitative and mixed methods research titles as well as his 2017 spring/summer mixed methods workshops! 

Chapter 1. Basic Features of Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 2. The Development and Advancement of Mixed Methods
Chapter 3. Steps in Designing Mixed Methods Study
Chapter 4. Skills Needed to Conduct Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 5. Basic and Advanced Mixed Methods Designs
Chapter 6. How to Draw a Diagram of Procedures
Chapter 7. Introducing a Mixed Methods Study
Chapter 8. Sampling and Integration Issues
Chapter 9. Writing a Mixed Methods Study for Publication
Chapter 10. Evaluating the Quality of a Mixed Methods Study

This text provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions for mixed methods research. Power packed information in a handy little book.

Mrs Roberta Springer-Proverbs
General and Continuing Education, Barbados Community College
September 14, 2015

It was too thin for a classroom text. This is more of a handbook.

Dr Sam Srauy
Communication and Journalism, Oakland University
March 19, 2015

It is reallly interesting. I encourage all my students interested in doing reasearch who are considering using mixed methods to read this book.

Dr Mariana Orozco-Jutoran
Translation and Interpreting, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
February 23, 2015

This is a book that I strongly recommend to my students. It does exactly what it says it will do. It provides a concise, accessible and informative introduction to mixed methods research. Students find the style engaging and find that it supports them throughout their doctoral studies. It raises their game at the start and as they develop increasing insight and expertise it acts as a 'friend' they can return to. A really good book written by an acknowledged guru in the field

Professor Bernie Carter
[DEPARTMENT NOT SPECIFIED], University of Central Lancashire
October 29, 2014

A concise handbook on mixed methods research. Very useful for both teachers and students.

Dr Thidar Pyone
Liverpool School for Tropical Medicine, Liverpool University
October 28, 2014

This book gives a clear explanation to students how to use mixed methods at the research design stage. It has allowed students to become more selective in their choices when considering methodology.

Ms Linda Leith
Department of Professional Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 17, 2014

A key text which provides a concise but detailed overview of mixed methods research, I'm therefore recommending for students as primary text providing them with a sound basis of mixed methods.
Easy to navigate and is a great pocket guide for students.

Ms Amy Taylor
Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
October 7, 2014

A great introductory text for students new to mixed methods research. Basic considerations for a mixed method study is covered without bombarding the student with too much of the philosophical underpinnings-which makes the material non-threatening to new students of research.

Mrs Pragashnie Naidoo
Occupational Therapy (Westville campus), University of Kwazulu-Natal
October 5, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1