Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
- John W. Creswell - Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan
- Vicki L. Plano Clark - University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
Combining the latest thinking in the field with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Third Edition of John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark’s Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now includes seven mixed methods designs with accompanying journal articles illustrating each design. The authors walk readers through the entire research process and present updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from multiple disciplines. In addition, this new edition includes information about the dynamic and evolving nature of the field of mixed methods research, four additional methodological approaches, and coverage of new directions in mixed methods.
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
- A sample syllabus assists in planning a course using Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research, Third Edition.
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
- Full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to expand upon each chapter.
- Exclusive content curated specifically for this text from the SAGE Research Methods platform, including case studies and premium video, allows for further exploration into important topics.
"The go-to text for mixed methods research.”
“Creswell and Plano Clark have captured recent changes within mixed methods research, and these are reflected in this dynamic, salient book!”
“An excellent guide for the design and conduct of mixed methods research!”
“Readers of the book will understand the expanding breadth of multiple methods, the value of complex methods for sophisticated analysis of problems, and how to use and evaluate mixed methods in research.”
“This updated edition provides thoughtful consideration to how the field of mixed methods research has changed, including how the authors' own definitions and typologies have refined. It also provides a discussion of a diverse array of empirical studies from prominent and emerging mixed methods scholars, highlighting the strength and potential of this field for social and behavioral sciences.”
“Creswell and Plano Clark do excellent work in showing the evolution of mixed-methods research. One of the highlights of this edition is the addition of scaffolds that guide writing sections of a mixed-methods study.”
“Narrowing down the research methods to three primary types and then providing application methods and basic step-by-step instructions, along with great resources in the appendix and outside contributions, makes this a must have book in any academic study leading to research development.”
Excellent tables and clear explanations of study design. Students loved templates to help write MM questions and purpose statements.
Comprehensive and clear text. Easy for students to follow. Great initial methodology text.
A comprehensive presentation of the mixed method design offering a well-balanced discussion of both qualitative and quantitative approaches that is also sustained by a good selection of examples and suggested readings.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Nature of Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 3: Core Mixed Methods Designs