Table of contents for Designing and conducting mixed methods research / John W. Creswell, Vicki L. Plano-Clark.

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Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Purpose of This Book
Audience for the Book
Book Features
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Understanding Mixed Methods Research 
Purpose and Organization 
Clarifying Terms 
What is Mixed Methods Research? 
The Name
Quantitative and Qualitative Data 
Mixing the Data 
Single or Multiple Studies 
The Central Premise of the Definition 
Studies that Fit Our Definition 
Studies in the Gray Areas 
The Importance of Mixed Methods Research 
A Brief History 
Formative Period 
Paradigm Debate Period 
Procedural Developments 
Recent Indicators of Interest 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 2. Examining Preliminary Considerations 
Consider Worldview Stances 
Different Worldviews or Paradigms 
Worldviews and Mixed Methods Research 
Stance 1. There Is One ?Best? Paradigm or Worldview that Fits Mixed Methods Research
Stance 2. Researchers Can Use Multiple Paradigms or Worldviews in Their Mixed Methods Study 
Stance 3. Worldviews Relate to the Type of Mixed Methods Design and They May Vary Depending on the Type of Design 
The Basics of Quantitative and Qualitative Research 
Research Problems Addressed by Mixed Methods 
A Need Exists for Both Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches 
A Need Exists to Enhance the Study with a Second Source of Data 
A Need Exists to Explain the Quantitative Results 
A Need Exists to First Explore Qualitatively 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 3. Locating and Reviewing Mixed Methods Studies 
Searching for and Reviewing Mixed Methods Studies 
Use Search Terms 
Are the Studies Mixed Methods Research? 
A Mixed Methods Notation System and Visual Diagrams 
Four Examples of Mixed Methods Studies 
Study A: Collecting Both Quantitative and Qualitative Data at the Same Time to Understand a Problem (Jenkins, 2001)
Study B: Using Qualitative Data in an Experiment (Rogers, Day, Randall & Bentall, 2003)
Study C: Explaining Quantitative Results with Qualitative Data (Aldridge, Fraser & Huang, 1999)
Study D: Exploring Qualitatively to Develop a Quantitative Instrument (Myers & Oetzel, 2003)
Similarities and Differences among the Sample Studies 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 4. Choosing a Mixed Methods Design 
Classifications of Mixed Methods Designs 
The Four Major Types of Mixed Methods Designs 
The Triangulation Design
The Triangulation Design Procedures 
Variants of the Triangulation Design 
Strengths of the Triangulation Design 
Challenges in Using the Triangulation Design 
The Embedded Design 
The Embedded Design Procedures 
Variants of the Embedded Design 
Strengths of the Embedded Design 
Challenges in using the Embedded Design 
The Explanatory Design 
The Explanatory Design Procedures 
Variants of the Explanatory Design 
Strengths of the Explanatory Design 
Challenges in Using the Explanatory Design 
The Exploratory Design 
The Exploratory Design Procedures 
Variants of the Exploratory Design 
Strengths of the Exploratory Design 
Challenges in Using the Exploratory Design 
Selecting a Type of Mixed Methods Design 
The Timing Decision 
The Weighting Decision 
The Mixing Decision 
Merging Data Sets 
Embedding Data at the Design Level 
Connecting from Data Analysis to Data Collection 
Implementing the Design Decisions 
Writing a Paragraph to Identify a Study?s Design 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 5. Introducing a Mixed Methods Study 
Writing a Mixed Methods Title 
Qualitative and Quantitative Titles 
Mixed Methods Titles 
Stating the Problem in the Introduction 
Structure of a Statement of the Problem Section
Integrate Mixed Methods into the Statement of the Problem 
The Purpose Statement 
Qualitative and Quantitative Purpose Statements 
Mixed Methods Purpose Statements 
Research Questions and Hypotheses 
Qualitative Questions and Quantitative Questions/Hypotheses 
Mixed Methods Research Questions 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 6. Collecting Data in Mixed Methods Research 
Procedures in Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection 
Sampling Procedures 
Permissions Needed 
Information to be Collected 
Recording the Data 
Administering the Data Collection 
Data Collection in Mixed Methods Design 
Concurrent Data Collection Issues 
Participant Selection 
The Sample Size Question 
When Contradictory Results Occur 
Introducing Potential Bias through Data Collection 
Sequential Data Collection Issues 
Sampling the Same or Different Individuals 
Using the Same or Different Sample Sizes 
Selecting Results for the Follow Up 
Designing an Instrument 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 7. Analyzing Data in Mixed Methods Research 
Procedures in Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis 
Preparing the Data for Analysis 
Exploring the Data 
Analyzing the Data 
Representing the Data Analysis 
Validating the Data 
Data Analysis With Mixed Methods Designs 
Concurrent Data Analysis 
Data Transformation 
Comparisons through a Matrix or Discussion 
Sequential Data Analysis 
When Quantitative Data Are Collected First 
When Qualitative Data Are Collected First 
Validate the Data Within a Mixed Methods Design 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 8. Writing and Evaluating Mixed Methods Research 
General Writing Guidelines 
Organize the Writing Structure to Relate to the Design 
Structure of a Proposal for a Dissertation or Thesis 
Structure of the Project Narrative for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Proposal 
Structure of a Mixed Methods Journal Article 
Evaluating a Mixed Methods Study within Designs 
Quantitative and Qualitative Standards 
Mixed Methods Standards 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 9. Questions Often Raised About Mixed Methods Research 
Anticipate Mixed Methods Questions 
What is Mixed Methods Research? 
It is Not Just Qualitative Research 
It is Not Mixed Model Research 
It is Not a Method that Researchers Have Been Always Doing 
It is an Approach that Can Be Learned 
Published Journal Articles 
Methodological Articles 
Syntheses of Mixed Methods Studies 
It Has a Philosophical or Worldview Foundation(s) 
Is Mixed Methods Research Accepted? 
Several Factors Have Sparked Interest 
If it is Rigorous, Graduate Faculty will Support It 
Funding Agencies Support Mixed Methods Research 
Journals Will Publish It 
Acceptance is Extending to Disciplines and Across Cultures 
Is Mixed Methods Research Realistic? 
Researchers Need the Skills 
It Requires the Time and Resources 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Chapter 10. Future Directions for Mixed Methods Research 
Needed Developments in Mixed Methods Research 
Mixed Methods Designs and Associated Procedural Issues 
Mixed Methods Designs and Different Worldviews 
Applications of Mixed Methods Research 
Implications and the Value of Using Mixed Methods 
Summary 
Activities 
Additional Resources to Examine 
Appendix A. A Triangulation Design 
Appendix B. An Embedded Design 
Appendix C. An Explanatory Design 
Appendix D. An Exploratory Design
References
Index
About the Authors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Research -- Evaluation.