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ERIC Number: EJ804521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-6898
A Recursive Approach to Mixed Methods Research in a Longitudinal Study of Postsecondary Education Disability Support Services
Christ, Thomas W.
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v1 n3 p226-241 2007
Mixed methods research has increased in popularity over the past 20 years. Literature reveals that exploratory qualitative analysis followed by confirmatory survey research is common and concurrent studies outnumber longitudinal design. Longitudinal studies using quantitative and qualitative methods in sequence for exploratory purposes are rare, and no studies were found that combine exploratory quantitative analysis followed by both an exploratory cross-case analysis, and an exploratory longitudinal analysis. This design was used in the present study of postsecondary disability support services, and it is being presented to highlight how recursive analysis at each stage can be used to refine subsequent research questions. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; Massachusetts