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

Second Edition


September 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.

 
 
Section I. Mixed Methods: The Third Methodological Movement
 
Chapter 1: Mixed Methods as the Third Research Community
 
Chapter 2: Three Approaches to Research
 
Chapter 3: Philosophical Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
 
Section II. Methods and Strategies of Mixed Methods Research
 
Chapter 4: Inputs to the Research Process: Mixed Methods Purposes and Questions
 
Chapter 5: Mixed Methods Research Designs
 
Chapter 6: Sampling Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
 
Chapter 7: Considerations Before Collecting Your Data
 
Chapter 8: Data Collection Strategies for Mixed Methods Research
 
Chapter 9: The Analysis of Mixed Methods Data
 
Chapter 10: The Inference Process in Mixed Methods Research
 
Chapter 11: From Initiation to Utilization: Planning, Implementing, and Disseminating Mixed Methods Research

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Abbas M. Tashakkori

Abbas Tashakkori (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill) is the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA). Previously, has has been a Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology at Florida International University (Miami, Florida, USA). He has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience as a program evaluator, and he has taught research methods for more than two decades in... More About Author

R. Burke Johnson

Burke Johnson is a professor in the Professional Studies Department at the University of South Alabama. His PhD is from the REMS (research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics) program in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. He also has graduate degrees in psychology, sociology, and public administration, which have provided him with a multidisciplinary perspective on research methodology. He was guest editor for a special issue of Research in the Schools focusing on mixed research (available online at www.msera.org/rits_131.htm) and completed a similar guest editorship for the American... More About Author

Charles B. Teddlie

Charles Teddlie (Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Distinguished Professor of Education at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has also taught at the University of New Orleans and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (U.K.). He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Research and Development at the Louisiana Department of Education. His major writing interests are social science research methodology and school effectiveness research. Professor Teddlie has taught research methods courses for over twenty years, including statistics and... More About Author