Research Design and Methods – Mixed Method Research


Consider the material that we covered this week and discuss when you think a mixed methods approach should be used in research.  What are some key arguments that are occurring within the discipline regarding this question? Your posts this week should demonstrate critical reflection upon the assigned readings, listed below. Use two scholarly peer-reviewed references in APA 7th edition.

Almalki, Sami. 2016. “Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Data in Mixed Methods Research – Challenges and Benefits.” Journal of Education and Learning 5, no. 3: 288-296.

Bergman, Manfred Max. 2011. “Introduction: Whither Mixed Methods?” In Advances in Mixed Methods Research, 1-7. Sage Publications Ltd.

Byman, Alan. 2011. “Why do Researchers Integrate/Combine/Mesh/Blend/Mix/Merge/Fuse Quantitative and Qualitative Research?” In Advances in Mixed Methods Research, edited by Manfred Max Bergman. 86-100. Sage Publications Ltd.

Caruth, Gail D. 2013. “Demystifying Mixed Methods Research Design: A Review of the Literature.” Mevlana International Journal of Education 3, no. 2 (August): 112-122.

Creswell, John W. 2012. Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Creswell, John W. 2014. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Sage.

Greene, Jennifer C. 2007. Mixing Methods in Social Inquiry. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lieber, Eli and Thomas S. Weisner. 2016. “Meeting the Practical Challenges of Mixed Methods Research.” In SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research, edited by Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie. 559-580. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Teddlie, Charles and Abbas Tashakkori. 2016. “Overview of Contemporary Issues in Mixed Methods Research.” In SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research, edited by Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie. 1-42. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

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