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The Mixed Methods Reader

The Mixed Methods Reader

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February 2008 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
List of Editor's Introduction Figures
Part I. Methodological Selections
Chapter 1. The Evolution of Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 2. Pragmatism as a Philosophical Foundation for Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 3. The Transformative-Emancipatory Perspective as a Philosophical Foundation for Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 4. Triangulation as the First Mixed Methods Design
Chapter 5. Identifying the Purposes for Mixed Methods Designs
Chapter 6. A Notation System for Mixed Methods Designs
Chapter 7. An Expanded Typology for Classifying Mixed Methods Research Into Designs
Chapter 8. Different Sampling Techniques for Mixed Methods Studies
Chapter 9. Data Analysis Strategies in Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 10. Expanding the Reasons for Conducting Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 11. Types of Legitimation (Validity) in Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 12. Powerful Rhetorical Devices Used in Writing Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 13. An Improved Role for Qualitative Research in Mixed Methods
Chapter 14. An Alternative to Reconciling the Different Realities of Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Part II. Exemplar Research Studies
Chapter 15. A Concurrent/Triangulation Mixed Methods Design With Merged Results
Chapter 16. A Concurrent/Triangulation Mixed Methods Design With Data Transformation
Chapter 17. An Embedded Experimental Before-Intervention Mixed Methods Design
Chapter 18. An Embedded Experimental During-Intervention Mixed Methods Design
Chapter 19. An Embedded Experimental After-Intervention Mixed Methods Design
Chapter 20. A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Design to Explain Findings
Chapter 21. A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Design With Participant Selection
Chapter 22. A Sequential Exploratory Mixed Methods Design With Instrument Development
Chapter 23. A Sequential Exploratory Mixed Methods Design to Generate and Test a Model
References Cited in the Editors' Introductions

Another example of good information on an accepted research method that would be a useful addition to any research students 'library'

Mr David Atkinson
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
January 10, 2013

An excellenent source of up to date literature on mixed methods for PG students. Will use as highly recommended if not not essential of students wishing to embark on a mixed methods research design. Gives a complete overview of views on mixed methods applications with enough examples to make sense of this 'new' methodology.

Mr Eustathios Sainidis
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
December 17, 2012

Is probably a little more detailed about a specific methodology than the broad based course we teach our masters students

Dr Stephen Thompson
Social Science , National-Louis University
October 2, 2012

Don't want to add another book

Dr Jeanne Thomas
Social Work Dept, Eastern Michigan University
June 18, 2012

A very good guide for mixed methods research

Mr Mohammed Jakhara
FEHS, Derby University
May 2, 2012

course design is more qualitative now.

Dr David Campbell
Education Human Perform Div, Concord University
January 27, 2012

This book is recommended reading for researchers and students who wish to embark on a mixed methods research design and would like to understand how the mixed methods typologies translate into actual research studies. It is also recommended that this text should be read in conjunction to Cresswell's (2011) Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research although the latter updates some of the typologies mentioned in the Mixed Methods reader.

Dr Alecia Samuels
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria
December 1, 2011

Insightful and informative. Recommended reading reading for my MSW students.

Dr Simon Cauvain
Social Work , Sheffield Hallam University
October 10, 2011

T he reader covers a variety of mixed methods applications.

Dr Victor Ferreros
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Walden University
June 24, 2011

For my class, I Needed more introductory level explanations of separate methods before turning to combined methods.

Professor Kelly Rossetto
Communication Dept, Boston College
June 2, 2011

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