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Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Second Edition


October 2020 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The highly-anticipated second edition of the Foundations of Mixed Methods Research:Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences gives students a comprehensive overview of mixed methods from philosophical roots and traditions through designing, conducting, and disseminating a study. Authors Abbas Tashakkori, R. Burke Johnson, and Charles Teddlie have thoroughly updated the text to reflect the many advances over the last decade in mixed methods. New example studies throughout and a new appendix highlight the latest research on mixed methods and current best practices. New sections on evaluating quality in mixed methods studies and writing up research results round out the process of mixed methods research. The authors have added features like content summaries and objectives at the beginning of each chapter and chapter summaries and previews at the end of each chapter to aid readers in their mixed methods journey.

Students across social science, behavioral science, and health and nursing fields are now expected to be proficient in mixed methods research. This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods, from research design and data collection through to analysis and conclusions. This new edition includes additional information on writing, publishing, and disseminating results, as well as information on policy impact and annotated examplars of mixed methods research studies. A new generation of mixed methods scholars can now engage with this vital text in mixed methods research.

 
 
Preface
 
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Section I: Mixed Methods: The Third Methodological Movement
 
Chapter 1: Mixed Methods as the Third Research Community
Objectives

 
Three Communities of Researchers in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

 
An Example of How the Three Communities Approach a Research Problem

 
The Three Methodological Communities: Continuing Debates or Peaceful Coexistence?

 
Differences Among Paradigms, Methodologies, and Methods

 
Stages of Research: A Systems Approach

 
More Details Regarding the Methodological Communities

 
Inductive-Deductive Research Cycle (Cycle of Research Methodology)

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 2: Three Approaches to Research
Objectives

 
Methodological Distinctions Among the Three Communities: Continua, Not Dichotomy

 
Issues Related to Mixed Methods Terms and Definitions

 
The Utility of Mixed Methods Research

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 3: Philosophical Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
Objectives

 
A Review of Philosophical Issues Relevant to Paradigms

 
Contemporary Points of View Regarding the Use of Paradigms

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Section II: Methods and Strategies of Mixed Methods Research
 
Chapter 4: Inputs to the Research Process: Mixed Methods Purposes and Questions
Objectives

 
Introduction: The Initiation Stage of Research

 
Reasons for Conducting Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

 
The Emergence of Researchable Ideas in Content Areas of Interest

 
Conducting Literature Reviews

 
Generating Objectives for Mixed Methods Research

 
Generating Research Questions for Mixed Methods Research

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 5: Mixed Methods Research Designs
Objectives

 
Issues Regarding Typologies of Mixed Methods Designs

 
Criteria Used in Mixed Methods Research Typologies

 
Quasi-Mixed Methods Designs

 
Basic Terminology for Mixed Methods Research Designs

 
The Sequence-Sources Design Matrix

 
Popular Designs in Monomethod, Multimethod, and MM Research

 
Other Typologies of Mixed Methods Research Designs

 
Six-Step Process for Selecting or Constructing an Appropriate Mixed Methods Design

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 6: Sampling Methods and Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
Objectives

 
Sampling Methods and Strategies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

 
Traditional Probability Sampling Methods

 
Traditional Purposive Sampling Methods

 
General Considerations Concerning Mixed Methods Sampling

 
Mixed Methods Sampling Approaches

 
Guidelines for Mixed Methods Sampling

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 7: Considerations Before Collecting Your Data
Objectives

 
Setting the Stage: Before You Start

 
Introduction to Data Collection in Mixed Methods Research

 
Data Quality in the Quantitative and Qualitative Strands of Mixed Methods Research

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 8: Data Collection Methods for Mixed Methods Research
Objectives

 
Major Data Collection Methods and Mixed Methods Research

 
Between-Methods Mixed Methods Data Collection

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 9: Data Analysis in Mixed Methods Research
Objectives

 
Analysis Strategies for Qualitative Data

 
Four General Types of Qualitative Data Analysis

 
Analysis Strategies for Quantitative Data

 
Strategies for Analyzing Mixed Methods Data

 
Applying Aspects of Analytic Frameworks of One Tradition to Data Analysis Within Another Tradition

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 10: The Inference Process in Mixed Methods Research
Objectives

 
Mixed Methods Research and Inferences

 
What Is a Research Inference?

 
The Process of Making Inferences

 
Evaluating and Maximizing the Quality of Research Inferences

 
A Complementary Elaboration to Our Integrative MM Framework

 
Transferability of Inferences in Mixed Methods Research

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Chapter 11: From Initiation to Utilization: Planning, Implementing, Writing, and Disseminating Mixed Methods Research
Objectives

 
From Initiation to Research Utilization

 
Conducting and Publishing Mixed Methods Studies

 
Politics, Challenges, and Prospects Facing Mixed Methods

 
Teaching and Learning of (Integrated) Research Methodology

 
Challenges and Future Directions

 
Summary

 
Review Questions and Exercises

 
Key Terms

 
 
Appendix: Implementing Integration in an Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study of Belief Bias About Climate Change With High School Students
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index