Looking for a practical guide to using mixed methodologies? Authors Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie explore the most resourceful way to combine qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Beginning with a discussion of the paradigm wars between positivism and constructivism, Mixed Methodology explains the differences between using mixed methods in only the research methodology portion of a study versus using mixed model studies across all phases of the research process, and then presents a typology of mixed methods and mixed model studies. The authors next examine sampling issues, reliability and validity questions, data collection procedures (including self-report techniques, questionnaires, observational methods, interaction analysis, and archival data/cultural artifacts), and data analysis techniques. Tashakkori and Teddlie conclude with detailed examples of current published and unpublished research that utilize mixed approaches. Researchers wanting to learn how to think about and utilize mixed methods in their studies will find this an indispensable guide for their work.
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.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: PARADIGMS AND POLITICS OF RESEARCHIntroduction to Mixed Methods and Mixed Model Studies in the Social and Behavioral SciencesPragmatism and the Choice of Research StrategyResearch Design Issues for Mixed Method and Mixed Model StudiesPART TWO: METHODS AND STRATEGIES OF RESEARCHSampling, Measurement, and Quality of InferencesData Collection Strategies and Research ProceduresAlternatives to Traditional Data Analytic StrategiesPART THREE: APPLICATIONS, EXAMPLES AND FUTURE DIRECTION OF MIXED MODEL RESEARCHExamples of Mixed Model DesignsExtended Examples of Mixed Model DesignsConclusions and Future Directions