Mixed methods research: Achieving a robust design

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This chapter provides an overview of mixed methods research, and outlines the key philosophical, theoretical and methodological considerations when designing mixed-methods research within education. The chapter begins with an overview of the ‘what, why, when and how of mixed methods research’ to enable researchers to assess whether a mixed methods approach would be suitable for their study, and then provides an in-depth account of the processes involved in designing and conducting mixed methods research in practice, to support researchers’ development of coherent, rigorous mixed methods research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Your Research Design in Education
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretically Informed Advanced Methods
EditorsJohn Ravenscroft, Lorna Hamilton
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9781350019522
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • mixed methods
  • integration
  • paradigm
  • researcher reflexivity
  • research design
  • design quality
  • interpretative rigor


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