ISBN-10:
0761930124
ISBN-13:
9780761930129
Pub. Date:
09/18/2008
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences / Edition 1

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences / Edition 1

by Charles B. Teddlie, Abbas M. Tashakkori

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Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences / Edition 1

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research isthe first comprehensive textbook on using mixed methods in the social sciences, written by two leading names in the field. Mixed methodology (combining quantitative and qualitative approaches) has become an increasingly popular way of both researching and teaching methodology across the social sciences, and students across these fields are expected to be proficient in both quantitative and qualitative techniques. This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods from research design and data collection through to analysis and conclusions.


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ISBN-13: 9780761930129
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/18/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 721,366
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Charles Teddlie (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Distinguished Professor of Education at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has also taught at the University of New Orleans and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.). He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Research and Development at the Louisiana Department of Education. His major writing interests are social science research methodology and school effectiveness research. Professor Teddlie has taught research methods courses for over twenty years, including statistics and qualitative research methods. He has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the LSU College of Education. Professor Teddlie has lectured on school effectiveness research and educational research methodology in several countries including the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus.

Abbas Tashakkori (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill) is the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA). Previously, has has been a Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology at Florida International University (Miami, Florida, USA). He has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience as a program evaluator, and he has taught research methods for more than two decades in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of North Carolina, Shiraz University, Stetson University, Louisiana State University, and Florida International University. In addition to research methodology, his published work covers a wide spectrum of research and program evaluation in cross-cultural and multi-cultural contexts, including self-perceptions, attitudes, and gender/ethnicity.

Table of Contents

Preface
Mixed Methods: The Third Methodological Movement
Mixed Methods as the Third Research Community
The Fundamentals of Mixed Methods Research
Methodological Thought Before the 20th Century
Paradigm Issues in Mixed Methods Research
Methods and Strategies of Mixed Methods Research
Generating Questions in Mixed Methods Research
Mixed Methods Research Designs
Sampling Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
Considerations Before Collecting Your Data
Data Collection Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
The Analysis of Mixed Methods Data
The Inference Process in Mixed Methods Research
Epilogue: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects

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