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.
A collection of discussions and examples of mixed methods research studies, this book draws from the international literature appearing across diverse research disciplines.
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.
Vicki L. Plano Clark, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Methodologies area of the University of Cincinnati's School of Education. Her methodological scholarship aims to delineate useful designs for conducting mixed methods research, examine procedural issues associated with achieving meaningful integration within these designs, and consider larger questions about the personal, interpersonal, and social contexts for the adoption and use of mixed methods. She recently coauthored the book Mixed Methods Research: A Guide to the Field (2016; SAGE) with Nataliya V. Ivankova and has coauthored several books with John W. Creswell, including The Mixed Methods Reader (2008; SAGE) and Understanding Research: A Consumer's Guide (2010, 2015; Pearson Education). She is a founding coeditor of the Mixed Methods Research Series (SAGE Publishing). She also currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) and Program Chair for the Mixed Methods Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. In 2011, she co-led the development of Best Practices for Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences for the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Her teaching focuses on foundations of research methodologies and mixed methods research, including a two-semester mixed methods sequence and special topics courses. She also engages in research and evaluation projects on a wide array of topics such as the management of cancer pain, researchers' development of visual displays, the effectiveness of school reform initiatives, the quality of communication between attorneys and their clients, and the development of innovative curricular materials for undergraduate physics.
John W. Creswell, PhD, is a professor of family medicine and senior research scientist at the Michigan Mixed Methods Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 30 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research, and research design. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as Director of the Mixed Methods Research Office, founded SAGE's Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an adjunct professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011, he co-led a National Institute of Health working group on the "best practices of mixed methods research in the health sciences," and in 2014 served as a visiting professor at Harvard's School of Public Health. In 2014, he was the founding President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015, he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan to Co-Direct the Michigan Mixed Methods Program. In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2017, he co-authored the American Psychological Association "standards" on qualitative and mixed methods research. In 2018 his book on "Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design" (with Cheryl Poth) won the Textbook and Academic Author's 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award in the United States. He currently makes his home in Ashiya, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii.