Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
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Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Second Edition
Companion Website


© 2011 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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A practical, how-to guide to designing mixed methods studies

Combining the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Second Edition of Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers six major mixed methods designs. Authors John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark walk readers through the entire research process, from formulating questions to designing, collecting data, and interpreting results and include updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from the social, behavioral, health, and education disciplines.

Intended Audience: 

This text is intended for use in Intermediate/Advanced Research Methods, Mixed Methods, Research Design, and Social Research Methods courses across the social and behavioral sciences.


To find out more about John Creswell and his work, please visit: 
sagepub.com/johncreswell and johnwcreswell.com

 
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

Supplements

Companion Website
Instructors have access to the following password protected resources:
  • Power Point presentations for each chapter
  • Sample Syllabi
Open access study materials include:
  • Link to JMMR
  • Hot-links to SAGE journal articles
  • Flashcards
  • Correlation chart – relating the 2nd edition to supplemental readings from The Mixed Methods Reader

"The book explains the excellent approach of mixed methods for social research."

Gineida Morales-Guasch Ed.D.
University of Puerto Rico

This book is useful for anyone wanting to conduct mixed methods research. It introduces both the methodological and practical issues of mixed methods research and is a good book for undergraduate and postgraduates alike.

Mr Sebastin Stevens
Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth
August 19, 2016

This book is a useful guide for our students when designing their own data collection strategies.

Dr Irene Dewar Bonnar
Education , Stirling University
June 7, 2016

This text provides our students with a useful framework when designing their own strategies for data collection.

Dr Irene Dewar Bonnar
Education , Stirling University
June 7, 2016

Comprehensive research text informing understanding of the mixed methods approach which will help students to adopt this as an approach to their research

Mrs Liz Cade
Health , Glyndwr University
February 9, 2016
Key features

New to This Edition:

Two new mixed methods designs—transformative and multiphase—are now covered.

New flowcharts detail the steps involved in conducting each of the six major mixed methods designs.

More detailed coverage of data collection decisions for each of the six major designs.

New topic coverage

  • The use of joint displays
  • Emerging discussion about validity
  • Newest thinking about the use of software in the process of mixed methods analysis

An example of a mixed method dissertation outline is now included in the set of guidelines for reporting mixed methods research in a proposal, dissertation, or journal article.

New and revised activities and exercises conclude each chapter.


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ISBN: 9781412975179