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ERIC Number: EJ793731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1558-6898
Mixing Methods for Full-Strength Results: Two Welfare Studies
Sosulski, Marya R.; Lawrence, Catherine
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v2 n2 p121-148 2008
This article discusses the practical application of mixed quantitative and qualitative designs. Mixed methods designs can be especially powerful in illuminating policy solutions and directions for social action, thus supporting the social justice goals of social work and other helping professions. However, the decision to combine methods must be appropriate for the study, elevating the integrity and strength of the results. This article uses two studies of U.S. welfare policy to describe the decisions researchers made during the design, implementation, and combined statistical and interpretive analyses of the two research projects. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families