Mixing Methods in Social Research
Qualitative, Quantitative and Combined Methods
- Ralph Hall - University of New South Wales, Australia
Mixed Methods | Research Methods (General)
This book provides a straightforward, student-focused introduction to doing mixed methods research, covering everything from why and when mixed methods is appropriate, as well as how to use qualitative and quantitative methods in tandem.
Assuming no prior research methods knowledge, it introduces mixed methods alongside basic research theory and principles, fully integrating mixed methods into the research methods foundation. With clearly defined key terms and a structure that maps to the way students work on their projects, it progresses at a gradual pace suitable for mixed methods beginners.
Offering encouragement and tips for success throughout the full research process, Hall helps students confidently:
- Explain mixed methods paradigms and methodologies
- Define and choose a research approach
- Combine methods effectively
- Sample, collect, and analyze primary and secondary data
- Communicate and write up results.
Packed with tables, figures, and boxes that distill key concepts into retainable visuals, this book is the perfect companion to support students on their mixed methods projects.
clear directions explaining mixed methods
More concise than say Creswell & Plano Clark or Tashakkori & Teddlie, therefore more accessible for students. Clear and succinct discussion of the theoretical and practical issues associated with mixed methods research, with examples of published research. Draws on Creswell and Plano Clark 2011, even though a new and significantly updated edition came out in 2017 - were other contemporary references missed as well?
Everything they need to know
very thought provoking and useful guide to mixing methods which emphasises that there may well be more than one approach to a research problem.
An extremely useful text, providing clarity and guidance to students planning research proposals.
This is a very good resource for students and teaching
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Nature Of Social Research And The Emergence Of Mixed Methods