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 covers 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.
'Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research' offers a practical, how-to guide for designing a mixed methods study. The text incorporates activities and exercises for classroom use or for use by the researcher in preparing designs.
The perfect combination—a textbook and a reader by John W. Creswell and Vicki Plano Clark—available for only $76.95 as a bundle! Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research combines the latest thinking about mixed methods research designs with practical, step-by-step guidelines for the decisions that must be made in designing a mixed methods research study. "Mixed methods research" is defined as a procedure for collecting, analyzing, and mixing both quantitative and qualitative data in a single case study or series of studies and is becoming more common in studies across the social, behavioral, and health sciences as well as education. The Mixed Methods Reader is divided into two parts: Part I – Methodological Selections and Part II – Exemplar Research Studies. Part I includes a collection of 14 foundational writings from the mixed methods research literature. These readings convey the overall development and evolution of mixed methods research and address essential topics for researchers new to the field of mixed methods research. These topics include its foundations; design types; implementation issues such as sampling, data analysis, and validity; rhetorical devices for reporting mixed methods studies; and critiques about the current thinking in the field. Part II includes 9 exemplar mixed methods research studies drawn from a range of disciplines and international scholars. The studies were intentionally selected to illustrate four major types of mixed methods designs. As with the methodological chapters, the editors organize the exemplar research studies so that the reader can see a natural progression of the different approaches to conducting mixed methods research.
In light of the dispersed nature of the mixed methods literature, the editors have organized a collection of key discussions and examples of mixed methods research studies in one easy-to-access location. This integrative collection draws from the international literature appearing across diverse research disciplines over the past thirty years.
John W. Creswell’s A Concise Introduction to Mixed Methods Research is a brief overview of mixed methods research that takes readers through the essential steps in planning and designing a study. Rather than offering an extensive treatment of mixed methods, this concise book offers individuals in the social, behavioral, and health sciences a foundation for understanding mixed methods methodology. Practical for use in workshops, seminars, global webinars, and as a supplementary text in undergraduate and graduate classes, Creswell’s book is ideal for the beginner or the more advanced researcher looking for a quick primer in mixed methods, by an authoritative mixed methods scholar.
Designing and Conducting a Childhood Obesity Study in a Rural Setting
Author: Dayna Sharnell Alexander
Category: Mixed methods research
The case study illustrates how I designed and utilized a concurrent triangulation mixed methods approach in my Doctor of Public Health dissertation research, which investigated childhood obesity perceptions (obesity risk factors, health complications associated with obesity, weight status, built-environment features, and obesity prevention approaches) among African American caregivers. I used primary data collection methods due to the nature of my study and research questions. Thus, I administered surveys and conducted semi-structured interviews across different communities in a rural county in Georgia, United States. I integrated three levels of the Social Ecological Model (e.g., intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community) and the Social Cognitive Theory constructs (i.e., reciprocal determinism, outcome expectations, observational learning, moral disengagement, self-efficacy, behavioral capability, and environment) into my qualitative and quantitative instruments. In this case study, I explain why I selected a concurrent triangulation mixed methods approach and describe how I collected, analyzed, and interpreted the quantitative and qualitative data. In addition, I present the practicalities of conducting my research, including engaging rural county members and lessons learned that can inform future research efforts.
Mixed Methods Research for Business and Management guides students and researchers through how to use this methodology successfully in a research-based dissertation or project. The book introduces the concepts and debates associated with combining methods, and illustrates the many benefits, and hazards, of undertaking a mixed methods study. Example studies from across business and management disciplines bring the text to life throughout. The reader is taken step-by-step through the mixed methods process from developing a mixed methods study, through designing and conducting it, and finally, reporting on the results. Suitable for business and management students and researchers undertaking their own mixed methods research.
Offering a variety of innovative methods and tools, The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation on multi- and mixed-methods research available. Written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field, it enhances and disrupts traditional ways of asking and addressing complex research questions. Topics include an overview of theory, paradigms, and scientific inquiry; a guide to conducting a multi- and mixed-methods research study from start to finish; current uses of multi- and mixed-methods research across academic disciplines and research fields; the latest technologies and how they can be incorporated into study design; and a presentation of multiple perspectives on the key remaining debates. Each chapter in the volume is structured to include state-of-the-art research examples that cross a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary research settings. In addition, the Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and praxis. Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and policy makers will appreciate the exceptional, timely, and critical coverage in this Handbook, which deftly addresses the interdisciplinary and complex questions that a diverse set of research communities are facing today.