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ERIC Number: EJ804567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-6898
A Mixed Methods Investigation of Mixed Methods Sampling Designs in Social and Health Science Research
Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Jiao, Qun G.
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v1 n3 p267-294 2007
A sequential design utilizing identical samples was used to classify mixed methods studies via a two-dimensional model, wherein sampling designs were grouped according to the time orientation of each study's components and the relationship of the qualitative and quantitative samples. A quantitative analysis of 121 studies representing nine fields in the social or health sciences revealed that more studies utilized a sampling design that was concurrent (66.1%) than sequential (33.9%). Also, identical sampling designs were the most prevalent, followed by nested sampling, multilevel sampling, and parallel sampling, respectively. Qualitative analysis suggested that across a number of studies the researchers made statistical generalizations that were not sufficiently warranted--culminating in interpretive inconsistency and contributing to crises of representation, legitimation, integration, and politics. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures, and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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