The Mixed Methods Reader

The Mixed Methods Reader

By: Vicki L. Plano Clark (editor), John W. Creswell (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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 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.


List of Editor's Introduction Figures Introduction 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 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412951449
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781412951449
  • weight: 28
  • ISBN10: 1412951445

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