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Mixing Methods in Social Research

Mixing Methods in Social Research
Qualitative, Quantitative and Combined Methods

  • Ralph Hall - University of New South Wales, Australia

Other Titles in:
Mixed Methods

March 2020 | 340 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

From why and when mixed methods is appropriate to how to use qualitative and quantitative methods in tandem, this book provides a straightforward, student-focused introduction to doing mixed methods research.

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.  

Part I: The Principles of Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 1: The Nature of Social Research and the Emergence of Mixed Methods
Chapter 2: Understanding the Research Process
Chapter 3: Defining Research Methodologies and Paradigms for Mixed Methods
Part II: Planning Social Research
Chapter 4: Defining the Research Problem
Chapter 5: Understanding Research Methods
Chapter 6: Combining Research Methods in Mixed Methods Designs
Part III: Conducting Social Research
Chapter 7: Choosing a Data Collection Instrument
Chapter 8: Data Collection Procedures
Part IV: Organizing and Analyzing Research Data
Chapter 9: Introducing Quantitative Data Analysis
Chapter 10: Introducing Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 11: Mixed Methods Data Analysis
Part V: Reporting, Presenting and Implementing Research Findings
Chapter 12: Interpreting Research Findings
Chapter 13: Communicating Research Findings
Chapter 14: Turning Research Results into Practice

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