Rather than offering an extensive treatment of mixed methods, this concise book offers students in the social, behavioural, and health sciences a foundation for understanding mixed methods methodology. Practical for use in workshops, seminars, global webinars, and as a supplementary text in undergraduate and graduate classes, Creswell's book is ideal for the beginner or the more advanced researcher looking for a quick primer in mixed methods, by an authoritative mixed methods scholar.
John W. Creswell, PhD is an Professor of Family Medicine and Co-Director, Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 27 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 a mixed methods research office, founded the SAGE journal, the 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. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011 co-led a national working group on mixed methods practices at the National Institute of Health, served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard's School of Public Health, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014 he was the President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015 he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Chapter 1. Basic Features of Mixed Methods Research Chapter 2. The Development and Advancement of Mixed Methods Chapter 3. Steps in Designing Mixed Methods Study Chapter 4. Skills Needed to Conduct Mixed Methods Research Chapter 5. Basic and Advanced Mixed Methods Designs Chapter 6. How to Draw a Diagram of Procedures Chapter 7. Introducing a Mixed Methods Study Chapter 8. Sampling and Integration Issues Chapter 9. Writing a Mixed Methods Study for Publication Chapter 10. Evaluating the Quality of a Mixed Methods Study