Mixed Methods Research
A Guide to the Field
- Vicki L. Plano Clark - University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
- Nataliya V. Ivankova - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Mixed Methods Research Series
This practical book introduces a unique socio-ecological framework for understanding the field of mixed methods research and its different perspectives. Based on the framework, it addresses basic questions including: What is the mixed methods research process? How is mixed methods research defined? Why is it used? What designs are available? How does mixed methods research intersect with other research approaches? What is mixed methods research quality? How is mixed methods shaped by personal, interpersonal, and social contexts? By focusing on the topics, perspectives, and debates occurring in the field of mixed methods research, the book helps students, scholars, and researchers identify, understand, and participate in these conversations to inform their own research practice.
Mixed Methods Research is Volume 3 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/mmrs.
The open-access Student Study Site includes EXCLUSIVE access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
“[This text] provides an excellent starting point to engage in the field (and key debates) concerning mixed methods as practice and theory.”
“I love the perspective that this book takes. It embraces a broad view of the landscape of mixed methods research (MMR) and provides the reader with a ‘one-stop shop’ for operationalizing MMR. I believe it can serve as a ‘field guide’ to the broad and often confusing world of MMR.”
“I appreciate seeing that the author(s) provided up-to-date and the most cutting-edge references on mixed methods for the reader to seek out, as needed.”
“I loved the tables and textboxes. They were full of so much information and very useful to reflect on as one reads the narrative.”
"It is kind of refreshing to see this new theoretical perspective for MMR that goes beyond the acknowledgement that MMR fills a void in the field of methodology as following or being viewed only from the philosophical lens of pragmatism…Their content…represents yet another viable theoretical perspective beyond pragmatism"
Great book, but more advanced than my year 2 UG module demands.
Denoted additional reading (for the keen students).