Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Reviews
- Mieke Heyvaert - KU Leuven—University of Leuven
- Karin Hannes - KU Leuven—University of Leuven
- Patrick Onghena - KU Leuven, Belgium
Mixed Methods Research Series
Mixed Methods | Research Methods (General)
Providing step-by-step instruction for conducting a mixed methods research synthesis (MMRS) that integrates both qualitative and quantitative evidence, this book progresses through a systematic, comprehensive approach to conducting an MMRS literature review to analyze and summarize the empirical evidence regarding a particular review question. Readers will benefit from discussion of the potential advantages of MMRS and guidance on how to avoid its potential pitfalls.
Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Reviews is Volume 4 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/mmrs.
“This text absolutely offers an avenue for introducing new ways of getting at information in the literature and combining it for effective explanations of results using a chosen methodology.”
“Each step of the MMRS process is given adequate coverage…This is a great tool for students and novice researchers.”
“The consistent format of each chapter would provide students with a clear and ‘comforting’ process for learning the material.”
“[The practical tips] are very useful and demonstrate how the information can be utilized in a manner beyond the theoretical discussion of the process.”
“‘Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Review’ is a book whose time has come. It provides a thoughtful overview of research synthesis techniques that have been developed from different epistemological traditions. The authors show these traditions complement, rather than compete, with one another. They integrate and present these methods in a practical manner while keeping front and center the importance of the theories underlying the synthesis’ constituent research. They argue convincingly that we need to know not only if social policies and practices work but also why and how they work. The ability of social science to contribute to social policy and practice will benefit greatly from the approach to research synthesis contained herein.”
“Here Heyvaert, Hannes and Onghena unpack literature syntheses—both qualitative and quantitative—detailing ways to synthesize, segregate, integrate and even to convert qual findings to quan, or quan to qual. An excellent resource and the next step in moving mixed methods forward!”