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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

"It premieres the most adept researchers in the field who have bravely and soundly followed mixed methodology approaches."

Heather T. Zeng

"Excellent book for students gaining a masters or doctorial degree."

Gineida Morales-Guasch, Ed.D.
University of Puerto Rico

Gives very good insight into the use and understanding of the mixed methods approach

Mr Emmanuel Asante
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Nottingham University
March 1, 2016

A very comprehensive book that addresses all aspects of mixed methods. It offers practical step-by-step guidance along with considerations that must be addressed when implementing a mixed method approach to your research. The authors experience of incorporating such approaches to their own researcher and the lessons that they have learned is invaluable. For doctorial students and established researchers alike, it is an excellent point of reference (and reflection!). However, for some studying at degree level, they may find the information offered in the book a little too much and difficult to separate. Nonetheless, this is an excellent addition to the cache of mixed methods literature.

Mr Shane Neville Payne
Engineering, Leicester College
September 14, 2015

This edition can provide my students with a very good guide in the topical areas of Mixed Methods Research.

Dr Nii Amoo
Faculty of Business and Law, Leeds Beckett University
December 7, 2015

Already one very similar on different module

Mrs Julie donald
WBDL, Universityof Lincoln
November 30, 2015

One of the must read mixed methods books available. I especially like how the authors reference key readings in the content sections. Especially the chapters on pragmatism, triangulation, purposes, design also the entire PART II are must read. I find chapter 9 a little bit weak as it can be further supported by readings such as Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Teddlie, C. (2003). A framework for analyzing data in mixed methods research. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (pp. 351–383). Thousand Oaks, CA: sage.
Li, S., Marquart, J. M., & Zercher, C. (2000). Conceptual Issues and Analytic Strategies in Mixed-Method Studies of Preschool Inclusion. Journal of Early Intervention, 23(2), 116–132. doi:10.1177/105381510002300206

Overall, it is a great book that introduces you to mixed methods research.

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

This reader is a helpful start for those finding their way with mixed methods research.

Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones
School of Health Sciences, Birmingham University
October 1, 2015

Not as detailed as Creswell/Plano Clark book but will use perhaps in future classes.

Dr Lisa Carvallo
Online Teaching Dept, Morgan State University
March 31, 2013

Excellent text that provide a detailed overview of the research philosophy and approaches mixed methods

Ms Lisa Lewy
Health School, Service Improvement and Development, Bradford University
March 12, 2013

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