ERIC Number: EJ1019965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementing Quality Criteria in Designing and Conducting a Sequential Quan [right arrow] Qual Mixed Methods Study of Student Engagement with Learning Applied Research Methods Online
Ivankova, Nataliya V.
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v8 n1 p25-51 Jan 2014
In spite of recent methodological developments related to quality assurance in mixed methods research, practical examples of how to implement quality criteria in designing and conducting sequential QUAN [right arrow] QUAL mixed methods studies to ensure the process is systematic and rigorous remain scarce. This article discusses a three-step procedure for securing the quality of the meta-inferences generated from sequential employment of quantitative and qualitative methods and offers several validation strategies specific to a sequential QUAN [right arrow] QUAL mixed methods design: applying a systematic process for selecting participants for qualitative follow-up, elaborating on unexpected quantitative results, and observing interaction between qualitative and quantitative study strands. The discussed procedures are illustrated using a mixed methods study of graduate student engagement in learning applied research methods online.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Quality Assurance, Sequential Approach, Validity, Inferences, Criteria, Research Design, Graduate Students, Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Research Methodology, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Online Surveys, Interviews
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