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SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research - Abbas M. Tashakkori

SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

Hardcover Published: 25th August 2010
ISBN: 9781412972666
Number Of Pages: 912

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Surveying the differing viewpoints and disciplinary approaches to using mixed methods, this volume helps readers explore the answers to a wide range of key questions in the field, including "Can using mixed methods offset the disadvantages that certain methods have by themselves?" "What criteria can a researcher use to select the best mixed methods design for his or her project?" and "What are the points of agreement and controversy regarding design issues in mixed methods research?" This breakthrough Second Edition, containing all new chapters, examines all aspects of mixed methods research across a variety of disciplines.

Key Features

Covers all aspects of inquiry from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings

. Draws on the work of a mix of internationally recognized researchers as well as new and emerging researchers to provide a diversity of perspectives

. Gives specific examples from a wide range of disciplines to help readers understand the issues and controversies in this evolving area

. Presents rich material for discussion and new ideas for implementing mixed methods research to provide readers with a cutting-edge resource

. Provides pedagogical tools such as learning objectives, discussion questions and exercises, and extensive cross referencing

Overview of Contemporary Issues in Mixed Methods Research
Conceptual Issues: Philosophical, Theoretical, Sociopolitical
Mapping the Developing Landscape of Mixed Methods Research
A History of Philosophical and Theoretical Issues for Mixed Methods Research
Pragmatism and the Philosophical Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
Dialectics and Pragmatism: Being of Consequence
Realism as a Stance for Mixed Method Research
Feminist Approaches to Mixed Methods Research: Linking Theory and Praxis
Utilization of Mixed Methods for Transformative Purposes
The Multidimensional Model of Research Methodology: An Integrated Set of Continua
Research Design, As Independent of Methods
Interviews with the Early Developers of Mixed Methods Research
Issues Regarding Methods and Methodology
Research Questions in Mixed Methods Research
An Inclusive Framework for Conceptualizing Mixed Methods Design Typologies: Moving Toward Fully Integrated Synergistic Research Models
Procedures and Practice of Mixed Method Design: Maintaining Control, Rigor, and Complexity
Advanced Sampling Designs in Mixed Research: Current Practices and Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Hermeneutic Content Analysis: Textual and Audiovisual Analyses within a Mixed Methods Framework
Emergent Data Analysis Techniques in Mixed Methods Research: A Synthesis
Computer Assisted Integration of Mixed Methods Data Sources and Analysis
Visual Displays for Mixed Methods Findings
Using Q Methodology and Q Factor Analysis in Mixed Methods Research
Assessing the Quality of Mixed Methods Research: Towards a Comprehensive Framework
Contemporary Applications of Mixed Methods Research
Meeting the Practical Challenges of Mixed Methods Research
Emerging Trends in the Utilization of Integrated Designs in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
Using Mixed Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences from International Development Evaluation
Teaching Mixed Methods and Action Research: Pedagogical, Practical, and Evaluative Considerations
The Use of Mixed Methods in Biographical Research
The Contribution of Mixed Methods to Recent Research on Educational Effectiveness
Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Conducting Mixed Methods Intervention Studies in the Health Sciences
Mixed Methods and Systematic Reviews: Examples and Emerging Issues
Funding and Publishing Integrated Studies: Writing Effective Mixed Methods Manuscripts and Grant Proposals
Current Developments and Emerging Trends in Integrated Research Methodology
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Contributors
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ISBN: 9781412972666
ISBN-10: 1412972663
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 25th August 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 17.3  x 5.5
Weight (kg): 1.71
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised