ERIC Number: EJ1156754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Visual Tools for Eliciting Connections and Cohesiveness in Mixed Methods Research
Murawska, Jaclyn M.; Walker, David A.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v29 n3 p274-290 2017
In this commentary, we offer a set of visual tools that can assist education researchers, especially those in the field of mathematics, in developing cohesiveness from a mixed methods perspective, commencing at a study's research questions and literature review, through its data collection and analysis, and finally to its results. This expounds upon the ideas and methodological insights relating to research connections and structure presented by other scholars (e.g., Creswell, 2009; Heid & Blume, 2011; Mertens, 2010; Thanheiser, Ellis, & Herbel-Eisenmann, 2012). As faculty who work with graduate students in education, we have found that these visual tools help students elicit and maintain salient connections throughout the research process.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Research Methodology, Visual Aids, Research Tools, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Data Collection, Questioning Techniques, Scheduling, Research Design, Measurement Techniques, Literature Reviews, Test Items, Charts, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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