Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

by By John W Creswell, Vicki L Piano, Clark Published
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health ()


Aims to provide researchers with an introduction to mixed methods research; the process involved in designing and conducting this form of inquiry; and within this process, a focus on four types of mixed methods designs. The content of the book takes the reader through the process of designing and conducting a research study. Building on the ideas discussed within Creswell's (2003) Research Design, we introduce each topic by reviewing its application within quantitative and qualitative research and then address it from the point of view of mixed methods research in general and from the perspective of each of the four mixed methods designs: Triangulation; Embedded; Explanatory; and Exploratory, in particular. We emphasize the procedures and special challenges that researchers face in each of the designs and offer practical guidelines, checklists, and scripts to help researchers plan out and implement a rigorous mixed methods design. Each chapter concludes with a short list of important references that readers can turn to for a more theoretical treatment of the topics. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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