Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioural research

The Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research contains a gold mine of articles by leading scholars on what has come to be known as the third methodological movement in social research. Aimed at surveying the differing viewpoints and disciplinary approaches of mixed methods, this breakthrough book examines mixed methods from the research enterprise to paradigmatic issues to application. The book also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of mixed methods designs, and provides an array of specific examples in a variety of disciplines, from psychology to nursing. The book closes with a brief section on how to teach and perform collaborative research using a mixed methods research design. Written so that it can be used either as a pedagogical tool or as a reference for researchers, the book is rich in examples and includes a glossary, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tables to help readers become more familiar with the language and controversies in this evolving area.

Book contents:

  1. Overview of Contemporary Issues in Mixed Methods Research

  2. Mapping the Developing Landscape of Mixed Methods Research

  3. A History of Philosophical and Theoretical Issues for Mixed Methods Research

  4. Pragmatism and the Philosophical Foundations of Mixed Methods Research

  5. Dialectics and Pragmatism: Being of Consequence

  6. Realism as a Stance for Mixed Method Research

  7. Feminist Approaches to Mixed Methods Research: Linking Theory and Praxis

  8. Utilization of Mixed Methods for Transformative Purposes

  9. The Multidimensional Model of Research Methodology: An Integrated Set of Continua

  10. Research Design, As Independent of Methods

  11. Interviews with the Early Developers of Mixed Methods Research

  12. Research Questions in Mixed Methods Research

  13. An Inclusive Framework for Conceptualizing Mixed Methods Design Typologies: Moving Toward Fully Integrated Synergistic Research Models

  14. Procedures and Practice of Mixed Method Design: Maintaining Control, Rigor, and Complexity

  15. Advanced Sampling Designs in Mixed Research: Current Practices and Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  16. Hermeneutic Content Analysis: Textual and Audiovisual Analyses within a Mixed Methods Framework

  17. Emergent Data Analysis Techniques in Mixed Methods Research: A Synthesis

  18. Computer Assisted Integration of Mixed Methods Data Sources and Analysis

  19. Visual Displays for Mixed Methods Findings

  20. Using Q Methodology and Q Factor Analysis in Mixed Methods Research

  21. Assessing the Quality of Mixed Methods Research: Towards a Comprehensive Framework

  22. Meeting the Practical Challenges of Mixed Methods Research

  23. Emerging Trends in the Utilization of Integrated Designs in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

  24. Using Mixed Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences from International Development Evaluation

  25. Teaching Mixed Methods and Action Research: Pedagogical, Practical, and Evaluative Considerations

  26. The Use of Mixed Methods in Biographical Research

  27. The Contribution of Mixed Methods to Recent Research on Educational Effectiveness

  28. Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Conducting Mixed Methods Intervention Studies in the Health Sciences

  29. Mixed Methods and Systematic Reviews: Examples and Emerging Issues

  30. Funding and Publishing Integrated Studies: Writing Effective Mixed Methods Manuscripts and Grant Proposals

  31. Current Developments and Emerging Trends in Integrated Research Methodology