Ch. 17 What are some approaches to Mixed Methods Research? (Mixed research…
Ch. 17 What are some approaches to Mixed Methods Research?
Mixed research paradigm
combines or mixes from quantitative & qualitative research
varies from not mixed to fully mixed
a.) monomethod - not mixed
b.) partially mixed research
c.) fully mixed research
Types of mixed research methods
1.) Qualitatively driven design
when the qualitative way of thinking is emphasized & some quantitative data are added.
2.) Quantitatively driven design
when the quantitative way of thinking is emphasized & some qualitative data are added.
Stages of the Mixed Research Process
4.) Collect data
5.) Analyze the Data
Quantitizing the data (converting qualitative data into quantitative data
Qualitizing the data (converting quantitative data into qualitative data
3.) Construct the mixed research design & mixed sampling design
6.) Continually validate the data
2.) Determine the rationale for the mixed design
Greene & colleagues (1989) framework
7.) Continually interpret the data & findings
1.) Determine if a mixed design is appropriate
8.) Write the research report
2.) Writing to audiences that are unknowledgeable of QUAL & QUAN technique
3.) Tend to be longer than monomethod studies
1.) Balance between two forms of writing without sacrificing integrity of either QUAL or QUAN section
4.) Mixed research is still an emerging field.
2.) Requires expertise in designing & implementing both qualitative & quantitative phases
3.) Contradicting findings might appear
1.) Require more time & resources
4.) Not much is known about the merits of the various types of mixed research designs