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[p. v; TOC] 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.