Designing And Conducting Mixed Methods Research / Edition 1

Designing And Conducting Mixed Methods Research / Edition 1

by John W. Creswell, Vicki L. Plano Clark, Vicki L. Plano Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412927927

ISBN-13: 9781412927925

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research combines the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidelines for the decisions that must be made in designing a mixed methods research study. "Mixed methods research" is defined as a procedure for collecting, analyzing, and mixing both quantitative and qualitative

Overview

Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research combines the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidelines for the decisions that must be made in designing a mixed methods research study. "Mixed methods research" is defined as a procedure for collecting, analyzing, and mixing both quantitative and qualitative data in a single case study or series of studies and is becoming more common in studies across the social, behavioral, and health sciences as well as education.

The book offers advice tailored to negotiating the demands and issues that arise when designing a mixed methods project. The recommendations offered focus on how to keep the project manageable for the beginning researcher while still ensuring quality research.

Key Features:

  • Offers a practical, how-to guide for designing a mixed methods study
  • Presents examples from actual, published mixed methods studies drawn across the social, behavioral, health, and education disciplines
  • Incorporates activities and exercises for classroom use or for use by the researcher in preparing designs
  • Contains a full glossary of terms for quick reference or as a study tool
  • Illustrates designs using visual diagrams and flowcharts
  • Goes through the entire research process (formulating questions, designing, collecting, interpreting, etc.) using four major types of mixed methods designs

While much has been written about mixed methods from a conceptual and theoretical approach, this is the first book to deliver practical guidance about how to design a mixed method study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927925
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE Chapter 1. The Nature of Mixed Methods Research Chapter 2. The Foundations of Mixed Methods Research Chapter 3. Choosing a Mixed Methods Research Design Chapter 4. Examples of Mixed Methods Designs Chapter 5. Introducing a Mixed Methods Study Chapter 6. Collecting Data in Mixed Methods Research Chapter 7. Analyzing and Interpreting Data in Mixed Methods Research Chapter 8. Writing and Evaluating Mixed Methods Research Chapter 9. Summary and Recommendations Appendix A: An Example of the Convergent Parallel Design Appendix B: An Example of the Explanatory Sequential Design Appendix C: An Example of the Exploratory Sequential Design Appendix D: An Example of the Embedded Design Appendix E: An Example of the Transformative Design Appendix F: An Example of the Multiphase Design Appendix G. Glossary References Subject Index Author Index About the Authors List of Tables List of Figures

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