Paperback Advances in mixed methods research : Theories and applications / Edited by Manfred Max Bergman.
Publication year: 2008
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd : [distributor] SAGE Publications Ltd : [d
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781412948098 (pbk.) : 1412948096 (pbk.) :
PART ONE: THE THEORY OF MIXED METHODS DESIGN The Straw Men of the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide and their Influence on Mixed Methods Research - Manfred Max Bergman Troubles with Triangulation - Martyn Hammersley Analytic Density, Postmodernism and Applied Multiple Method Research - Nigel Fielding The Practice of a Mixed Methods Research Strategy - Julia Brannen Personal, Professional and Project Considerations Methodological Issues in Conducting Mixed Methods Research Designs - John W. Creswell et al PART TWO: APPLICATIONS IN MIXED METHODS DESIGN Why Do Researchers Integrate/Combine/Mesh/Blend/Mix/Merge/Fuse Quantitative and Qualitative Research? - Alan Bryman Quality of Inferences in Mixed Methods Research - Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie Calling for an Integrative Framework Method Mix, Technical Hex, Theory Fix - Ray Pawson Mixing Data Collection Methods - Edith de Leeuw and Joop Hox Lessons from Social Survey Research Analysis with APES, the Actor Process Event Sc
Extent: 200 p. : ill. ; 24x17x1 cm.
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Offers an introduction to the field of mixed methods research. This book examines the state of mixed-methods research, exploring different ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social and health sciences. It also covers the use of mixed methods in a range of fields, including sociology, education, and psychology. "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.