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SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

Second Edition


© 2010 | 912 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Surveying the differing viewpoints and disciplinary approaches to using mixed methods, this volume helps readers explore the answers to a wide range of key questions in the field, including "Can using mixed methods offset the disadvantages that certain methods have by themselves?" "What criteria can a researcher use to select the best mixed methods design for his or her project?" and "What are the points of agreement and controversy regarding design issues in mixed methods research?" This breakthrough Second Edition, containing all new chapters, examines all aspects of mixed methods research across a variety of disciplines.

Key Features

Covers all aspects of inquiry from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings

Draws on the work of a mix of internationally recognized researchers as well as new and emerging researchers to provide a diversity of perspectives

Gives specific examples from a wide range of disciplines to help readers understand the issues and controversies in this evolving area

Presents rich material for discussion and new ideas for implementing mixed methods research to provide readers with a cutting-edge resource

Provides pedagogical tools such as learning objectives, discussion questions and exercises, and extensive cross referencing

Charles Teddlie, Abbas Tashakkori
01. Overview of Contemporary Issues in Mixed Methods Research
 
SECTION ONE: CONCEPTUAL ISSUES: PHILOSOPHICAL, THEORETICAL, SOCIOPOLITICAL
John W. Creswell
02. Mapping the Developing Landscape of Mixed Methods Research
Burke Johnson, Robert Gray
03. A History of Philosophical and Theoretical Issues for Mixed Methods Research
Gert Biesta
04. Pragmatism and the Philosophical Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
Jennifer Greene, Jori Hall
05. Dialectics and Pragmatism: Being of Consequence
Joseph A. Maxwell, Kavita Mittapalli
06. Realism as a Stance for Mixed Method Research
Sharlene Hesse-Biber
07. Feminist Approaches to Mixed Methods Research: Linking Theory and Praxis
Donna M. Mertens, Katrina L. Bledsoe, Martin Sullivan, Amy Wilson
08.Utilization of Mixed Methods for Transformative Purposes
Katrin Niglas
09. The Multidimensional Model of Research Methodology: An Integrated Set of Continua
Stephen Gorard
10. Research Design, As Independent of Methods
Nancy L. Leech
11. Interviews with the Early Developers of Mixed Methods Research
 
SECTION TWO: ISSUES REGARDING METHODS AND METHODOLOGY
Vicki Plano Clark, Manijeh Badiee
12. Research Questions in Mixed Methods Research
Bonnie K. Nastasi, John H. Hitchcock, Lisa Brown
13. An Inclusive Framework for Conceptualizing Mixed Methods Design Typologies: Moving Toward Fully Integrated Synergistic Research Models
Janice Morse
14. Procedures and Practice of Mixed Method Design: Maintaining Control, Rigor, and Complexity
Kathy Collins
15. Advanced Sampling Designs in Mixed Research: Current Practices and Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Manfred Max Bergman
16. Hermeneutic Content Analysis: Textual and Audiovisual Analyses within a Mixed Methods Framework
Anthony Onwuegbuzie, Julie Combs
17. Emergent Data Analysis Techniques in Mixed Methods Research: A Synthesis
Patricia Bazeley
18. Computer Assisted Integration of Mixed Methods Data Sources and Analysis
Wendy B. Dickinson
19. Visual Displays for Mixed Methods Findings
Isadore Newman, Susan Ramlo
20. Using Q Methodology and Q Factor Analysis in Mixed Methods Research
Alicia O'Cathain
21. Assessing the Quality of Mixed Methods Research: Towards a Comprehensive Framework
 
SECTION THREE: CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH
Eli Lieber, Thomas S. Weisner
22. Meeting the Practical Challenges of Mixed Methods Research
Nataliya Ivankova, Yoko Kawamura
23. Emerging Trends in the Utilization of Integrated Designs in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
Michael Bamberger, Vijayendra Rao, Michael Woolcock
24. Using Mixed Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences from International Development Evaluation
Thomas Christ
25. Teaching Mixed Methods and Action Research: Pedagogical, Practical, and Evaluative Considerations
Ann Nilsen, Julia Brannen
26. The Use of Mixed Methods in Biographical Research
Pam Sammons
27. The Contribution of Mixed Methods to Recent Research on Educational Effectiveness
Mi-Kyung Song, Margarete Sandelowski, Mary Beth Happ
28. Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Conducting Mixed Methods Intervention Studies in the Health Sciences
Angela Harden, James Thomas
29. Mixed Methods and Systematic Reviews: Examples and Emerging Issues
Britt Dahlberg, Marsha Wittink, Joseph Gallo
30. Funding and Publishing Integrated Studies: Writing Effective Mixed Methods Manuscripts and Grant Proposals
Abbas Tashakkori, Charles Teddlie
31. Current Developments and Emerging Trends in Integrated Research Methodology
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
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Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of inquiry from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings
  • Draws on the work of a mix of internationally-recognized researchers as well as new and emerging researchers to provide a diversity of perspectives
  • Gives specific examples from a wide range of disciplines to help readers understand the issues and controversies in this evolving area
  • Presents rich material for discussion and new ideas for ways to implement mixed methods research to provide readers with a cutting-edge resource
  • Provides pedagogical tools such as learning objectives, discussion questions and exercises, and extensive cross-referencing

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Overview of Contemporary Issues in Mixed Methods Research


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