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Advances in Mixed Methods Research
Theories and Applications


© 2008 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Illuminating new ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social sciences and humanities, this book contains contributions from some of the world's leading experts on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. The contributions cover all of the main practical and methodological issues and represent a number of different visions of what mixed methods research is and where it is going.
 
PART ONE: THE THEORY OF MIXED METHODS DESIGN
Manfred Max Bergman
The Straw Men of the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide and their Influence on Mixed Methods Research
Martyn Hammersley
Troubles with Triangulation
Nigel Fielding
Analytic Density, Postmodernism and Applied Multiple Method Research
Julia Brannen
The Practice of a Mixed Methods Research Strategy
Personal, Professional and Project Considerations  
John W. Creswell et al
Methodological Issues in Conducting Mixed Methods Research Designs
 
PART TWO: APPLICATIONS IN MIXED METHODS DESIGN
Alan Bryman
Why Do Researchers Integrate/Combine/Mesh/Blend/Mix/Merge/Fuse Quantitative and Qualitative Research?
Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie
Quality of Inferences in Mixed Methods Research
Calling for an Integrative Framework  
Ray Pawson
Method Mix, Technical Hex, Theory Fix
Edith de Leeuw and Joop Hox
Mixing Data Collection Methods
Lessons from Social Survey Research  
Thomas Widmer et al
Analysis with APES, the Actor Process Event Scheme
Katrin Niglas et al
Multi-perspective Exploration as a Tool for Mixed Methods Research

'[This book] represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the use of mixed methods in social sciences and humanities and presents an argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative and quantitative research is outdated and in need of replacement...Essential reading for anyone actively engaged in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, and for students of social research methods' -
Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment

'This text readily recommends itself to research practitioners and students, irrespective of their research specialisation or knowledge. It is a useful and accessible addition to the body of research methods literature, and will be a very helpful, practical tool for many' - Drug and Alcohol Review


Very good text wherein the mixed methods approach is coherently developed and its current (and potential) applications are described in clear, useful and interesting ways. I particularly liked the depth of understanding with Bergman demonstrating subtle implications of the advances. For the undergraduate level, I felt this was perhaps too advanced but well worth a read if the mixed methods approach is adopted.

Mr Paul Buckley
Nursing , Bradford University
December 6, 2009

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