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Advances in Mixed Methods Research
Theories and Applications

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May 2008 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Advances in Mixed Methods Research provides an essential introduction to the fast-growing field of mixed methods research. Bergman's book examines the current state of mixed-methods research, exploring exciting new ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social and health sciences.

Contributions from the world's leading experts in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches are brought together, clearing the way for a more constructive approach to social research. These contributions cover the main practical and methodological issues and include a number of different visions of what mixed methods research is. The discussion also covers the use of mixed methods in a diverse range of fields, including sociology, education, politics, psychology, computational science and methodology.

This book represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the use of mixed methods in the social sciences and health research, and presents a convincing argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative and quantitative research is outdated and in need of replacement. It will be essential reading for anyone actively engaged in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research and for students of social research methods.

Manfred Max Bergman is Chair of Methodology and Political Sociology at the University of Basel.

 
PART ONE: THE THEORY OF MIXED METHODS DESIGN
Manfred Max Bergman
The Straw Men of the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide and their Influence on Mixed Methods Research
Martyn Hammersley
Troubles with Triangulation
Nigel Fielding
Analytic Density, Postmodernism and Applied Multiple Method Research
Julia Brannen
The Practice of a Mixed Methods Research Strategy
Personal, Professional and Project Considerations

 
John W. Creswell et al
Methodological Issues in Conducting Mixed Methods Research Designs
 
PART TWO: APPLICATIONS IN MIXED METHODS DESIGN
Alan Bryman
Why Do Researchers Integrate/Combine/Mesh/Blend/Mix/Merge/Fuse Quantitative and Qualitative Research?
Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie
Quality of Inferences in Mixed Methods Research
Calling for an Integrative Framework

 
Ray Pawson
Method Mix, Technical Hex, Theory Fix
Edith de Leeuw and Joop Hox
Mixing Data Collection Methods
Lessons from Social Survey Research

 
Thomas Widmer et al
Analysis with APES, the Actor Process Event Scheme
Katrin Niglas et al
Multi-perspective Exploration as a Tool for Mixed Methods Research

'[This book] represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the use of mixed methods in social sciences and humanities and presents an argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative and quantitative research is outdated and in need of replacement...Essential reading for anyone actively engaged in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, and for students of social research methods' -
Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment

'This text readily recommends itself to research practitioners and students, irrespective of their research specialisation or knowledge. It is a useful and accessible addition to the body of research methods literature, and will be a very helpful, practical tool for many' - Drug and Alcohol Review


Very good text wherein the mixed methods approach is coherently developed and its current (and potential) applications are described in clear, useful and interesting ways. I particularly liked the depth of understanding with Bergman demonstrating subtle implications of the advances. For the undergraduate level, I felt this was perhaps too advanced but well worth a read if the mixed methods approach is adopted.

Mr Paul Buckley
Nursing , Bradford University
December 6, 2009

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