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The Sage Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Design
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The Sage Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Design

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October 2023 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With contributions from over 80 of the biggest names and rising stars of the field, this Handbook is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary, emerging, and evolving practice of mixed methods research and scholarship. Exploring new and novel applications of existing mixed methods research design practices, the handbook provides comprehensive integration guidance while showcasing how design innovations inspire and contribute to investigating previously under-researched social issues and populations. Through its unique focus on design and the diverse contexts in which mixed methods research is being applied, this Handbook prepares researchers for the changing conditions in which they will conduct studies. Newcomers and seasoned mixed methods researchers alike will find this Handbook a go-to source for tools to think and act ‘complexively’ and creatively in research design. Using accessible language and illustrative examples, this Handbook is written for those with various roles and experience in mixed methods research design. The in-depth discussions led by the interdisciplinary group of 11 internationally renowned editorial section leads project our collective thinking of mixed methods research design into the future across the following six sections:

Section 1: Inspiring Diversity and Innovation in Mixed Methods Design
Section 2: The Craft of Mixed Methods Research Design 
Section 3: Expanding Mixed Methods Design Approaches
Section 4: Designing Innovative Integrations with Technology 
Section 5: Navigating Research Cultures in Mixed Methods Design
Section 6: Exploring Design Possibilities and Challenges for Mixed Methods Research

Cheryl N. Poth
Dilemmas and Opportunities for Mixed Methods Research Design: Handbook Introduction
 
Section 1: Inspiring Diversity and Innovation in Mixed Methods Design
Sergi Fàbregues and José F. Molina-Azorin
Evolving Tensions and Conversations in Mixed Methods Research Design Approaches: Section 1 Introduction
John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark
Chapter 2: Revisiting Mixed Methods Research Designs Twenty Years Later
Joseph A Maxwell
Chapter 3: Mixed Methods Design in Historical Perspective: Implications for Researchers
Donna M. Mertens
Chapter 4: Mixed Methods Designs to Further Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Katrin Niglas
Chapter 5: Developments in Mixed Methods Designs: What Have Been the Dominant Pathways and Where Might They Take Us in the Future?
Dawn Freshwater and Jane Cahill
Chapter 6: The Role of Methodological Paradigms for Dialogic Knowledge Production: Using a Conceptual Map of Discourse Development to Inform MMR Research Design
José F. Molina-Azorin & Sergi Fàbregues
Future Tensions and Design Conversations in the Mixed Methods Field: Section 1 Conclusions
 
Section 2: The Craft of Mixed Methods Research Design
Sophia L. Johnson and Judith Schoonenboom
The Craft of Mixed Methods Research Design: Section 2 Introduction
Manuela De Allegri and Julia Lohmann
Chaper 7: Embracing Emergence in Mixed Methods Designs: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Applications
Judith Schoonenboom
Chapter 8: The Methods-Inference Map: Visualizing the Interactions Between Methods and Inferences in Mixed Methods Research
Julie A. Corrigan and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
Chapter 9: Towards Sampling Designs that are Transparent, Rigorous, Ethical, and Equitable (TREE): Using a Tree Metaphor as a Sampling Meta-Framework in Mixed Methods Research
Susanne Vogl
Chapter 10: Data Integration as a Form of Integrated Mixed Analysis in Mixed Methods Research Designs
Roslyn Cameron and Heinz Herrmann
Chapter 11: Ethical Issues and Practices for Mixed Methods Research in an Era of Big Data
Elizabeth G. Creamer, Cherie D. Edwards, and Cassandra McCall
Chapter 12: Building the Logic for an Integrated Methodology: Mixed Method Grounded Theory as an Example of Constructing a Methodology to Guide Design and Integration
Judith Schoonenboom and Sophia L. Johnson
The Craft of Mixed Methods Research Design: Section 2 Conclusions
 
Section 3: Expanding Mixed Methods Design Approaches
Peggy Shannon-Baker and Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby
Expanding Beyond Typology-Based Mixed Methods Designs: Section 3 Introduction
Jenny Douglas
Chapter 13: Exploring Interlocking Relationships of Race, Gender, and Class with an Intersectionality-Informed Mixed Methods Research Design Framework
Mehdi Taghipoorreyneh
Chapter 14: Indigenous Cultural Values Instrument Development: Using Mixed Methods Research
Peter Rawlins, Philippa Butler, Spencer Lilley, and Maggie Hartnett
Chapter 15: What Can Mixed Methods Partnerships Learn from Kaupapa Maori Research Principles?
Tera R. Jordan and Maya Bartel
Chapter 16: Prioritizing Cultural Responsiveness in Mixed Methods Research and Team Science with Underrepresented Communities
Jenevieve Mannell and Audrey Prost
Chapter 17: Using Participatory Methods in Randomised Controlled Trials of Complex Interventions
Joanne Mayoh, Talia Thompson, and Shanlee Davis
Chapter 18: Illustrating the Mixed Methods Phenomenological Approach (MMPR)
Loraine D. Cook and Vimala Judy Kamalodeen
Chapter 19: Intersection of Mixed Methods and Case Study Research (MM+CSR): Two Design Options in Educational Research
Vanessa Scherman and Lisa Zimmerman
Chapter 20: Harnessing Mixed Methods for Research Instrument Development and Legitimation
Michelle C. Howell Smith, Wayne A. Babchuk, and Timothy C. Guetterman
Chapter 21: Mixed Methods-Grounded Theory: Best Practices for Design and Implementation
Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby and Peggy Shannon-Baker
Moving Beyond Tradition: The Need for Expanded and Culturally Relevant Mixed Methods Design Typologies: Section 3 Conclusions
 
Section 4: Designing Innovative Integrations with Technology
Timothy C. Guetterman
Expanding Innovative Integrations with Technology: Section 4 Introduction
Udo Kuckartz and Stefan Rädiker
Chapter 22: Using Software for Innovative Integration in Mixed Methods Research: Joint Displays, Insights, and Inferences with MAXQDA
Mitsuyuki Inaba and Hisako Kakai
Chapter 23: Grounded Text Mining Approach: An Integration Strategy of Grounded Theory and Textual Data Mining
Lisbeth M. Brevik
Chapter 24: A ‘Mixed Methods Way of Thinking’ in Game-based Research Integrations
Daphne C. Watkins and Natasha C. Johnson
Chapter 25: Integrating Secondary Data from Ethnically and Racially Minoritized Groups in Mixed Methods Research
Carolina Bustamante
Chapter 26: Beyond the Joint Display in Mixed Methods Convergent Designs: A Case-Oriented Merged Analysis
Timothy Guetterman
Future Trends in Designing Innovative Integrations with Technology: Section 5 Conclusions
 
Section 5: Navigating Research Cultures in Mixed Methods Design
Elizabeth Creamer
From Margin to Center: The Design Implications of Cultural Component with Mixed Methods: Section 5 Introduction
Jori N. Hall and Ayesha S. Boyce
Chapter 27: Culturally Responsive Mixed Methods Evaluation Design
Taichi Hatta
Chapter 28: Integrating a Four-Step Japanese Cultural Narrative Framework, Ki-Shou-Ten-Ketsu, into a Mixed Methods Study
P. Paul Chandanabhumma, Annika Agni, and Melissa DeJonckheere
Chapter 29: Leveraging Mixed Methods Community-based Participatory Research (MMCBPR) in Diverse Social and Cultural Contexts to Advance Health Equity
Hongling Chu, Xuejun Yin, and Huieming Liu
Chapter 30: Cultural Diversity in Intervention Designs: A Chinese Illustrative Example
M. Teresa Anguera, Eulàlia Arias-Pujol, Francisco Molinero, and Luca Del Giacco
Chapter 31: Examining the Influences of Spanish Research Culture in Systematic Observation with Mixed Methods
Elsa Lucia Escalante Barrios
Future Directions for Research Cultures in Mixed Methods Designs: Section 5 Conclusions
 
Section 6: Exploring Design Possibilities and Challenges for Mixed Methods Research
Peter Rawlins and Maggie Hartnett
Exploring Possibilities and Challenges for Mixed Methods Research for the Future: Section 6 Introduction
Peggy Shannon-Baker
Chapter 32: Visualising the Process: Using Visuals to Teach and Learn Mixed Methods Research
José F. Molina-Azorin and Michael D. Fetters
Chapter 33: Toward the Future Legitimacy of Mixed Methods Designs: Responsible Mixed Methods Research for Tackling Grand Challenges for the Betterment of Society
Nataliya V. Ivankova, Jami L. Anderson, Ivan I. Herbey, Linda A. Roussel, and Daniel Kim
Chapter 34: Realizing Methodological Potentials and Advantages of Mixed Methods Research Design for Knowledge Translation
Mandy M. Archibald
Chapter 35: Opportunities and Challenges for a Transdisciplinary Mixed Methods Research Future
John Creswell, Cheryl N. Poth, and Peter Rawlins
Chapter 36: Mapping Design Trends and Evolving Directions Using the SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Design
Peter Rawlins and Maggie Hartnett
Where to Next in Exploring Possibilities and Challenges for Mixed Methods Research for the Future: Section 6 Conclusions
Cheryl N. Poth
Chapter 37: An Emerging and Exciting Future for Mixed Methods Research Design: Handbook Conclusions

The SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods Design edited by Dr. Cheryl Poth offers an exciting and innovative collection of information on mixed methods research from some of the leading experts in the field. The book and its topic areas are timely and highly relevant addressing key areas such as diversity, navigating research cultures, designing innovative integrations with technology, and exploring design possibilities. I look forward to sharing this innovative resource with students, colleagues, and others who are tackling some of the most complex research questions using mixed methods designs. Importantly, the handbook facilitates understanding by bridging theory with practical examples and will serve as a “go-to” guide for mixed methods scholars and practitioners alike! 

Sarah Munce, PhD, University of Toronto

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