ERIC Number: EJ1155629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Mixed Methods Research: What Are the Key Issues to Consider?
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v7 n2 Article 3 p32-41 2016
Mixed methods research (MMR) is increasingly becoming a popular methodological approach in several fields due to the promise it holds for comprehensive understanding of complex problems being researched. However, researchers interested in MMR often lack reference to a guide that can explain the key issues pertaining to the paradigm wars influencing MMR, different objectives of MMR, choice of MMR designs, and articulation of research questions in MMR. This paper addresses that gap through providing a peek into these issues through illustrative examples. This brief introduction to MMR is meant to encourage readers to delve deeper into the MMR literature and make informed decisions in designing and implementing MMR studies.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Definitions, Research Design, Social Science Research, Epistemology, Models
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