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Advances in Mixed Methods Research

Advances in Mixed Methods Research
Theories and Applications

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Mixed Methods

May 2008 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Illuminating new ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social sciences and humanities, this book contains contributions from some of the world's leading experts on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. The contributions cover all of the main practical and methodological issues and represent a number of different visions of what mixed methods research is and where it is going.
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
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and presents an argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative and quantitative research is outdated and in need of replacement...Essential reading for anyone actively engaged in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, and for students of social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

Manfred Max Bergman

In the pursuit of my studies in mathematics, music, psychology, political science, and sociology, I obtained a BA from the University of California, a Diplôme d'études supérieures en science politique from the University of Geneva, and a PhD from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge.I was lecturer at the University of Cambridge until 2000, and head of research and methodology at the Swiss Information and Data Archive Service for the Social Sciences (SIDOS, now FORS) between 2000 and 2004. Prior to this, I held teaching and research posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Essex, Florence (European... More About Author

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