Mixing Methods in Psychology: The Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Mixing Methods in Psychology: The Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Zazie Todd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415186498

ISBN-13: 9780415186490

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Mixing Methods in Psychology looks in detail at the problems involved in attempting to reconcile qualitative and quantitative methods both within and across subjects. All angles of the debate are discussed, covering areas as diverse as health, education, social, clinical and economic psychology. The contributors, who are some of the leading figures in the field,…  See more details below

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"Mixing Methods in Psychology looks in detail at the problems involved in attempting to reconcile qualitative and quantitative methods both within and across subjects. All angles of the debate are discussed, covering areas as diverse as health, education, social, clinical and economic psychology. The contributors, who are some of the leading figures in the field, present theoretical and methodological guidance as well as practical examples of how quantitative and qualitative methods can be fruitfully combined. By aiming to bridge the gap between the two methods, this book reveals how each can inform the other to produce more accurate theories and models of human behaviour." This text will be essential reading for students and researchers wishing to combine methods, or for anyone who simply wants to gain a more thorough understanding of the debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415186490
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Pt. ITheoretical and historiographical foundations1
1Introduction3
2Coming full (hermeneutic) circle : the controversy about psychological methods17
3Reinventing validity : reflections on principles and practices from beyond the quality-quantity divide37
Pt. IIMixing it up59
4Discursive analysis and the interpretation of statistics61
5"Structured judgement methods" - the best of both worlds?81
6Q methodology and qualiquantology : the example of discriminating between emotions101
Pt. IIIExamples of mixed method research121
7Valuing the "value of life" : a case of constructed preferences?123
8Method and methodology in interpretive studies of cognitive life149
9Integrating survey and focus group research : a case study of attitudes of English and German language learners169
Pt. IVMixed methods within the discipline185
10Educational psychology and difficult pupil behaviour : qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods?187
11Taking quality seriously : the case for qualitative feminist psychology in the context of quantitative clinical research on postnatal depression207
12Future directions231

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