ERIC Number: EJ684916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Mixed Methods Research Designs in Counseling Psychology
Hanson, William E.; Creswell, John W.; Clark, Vicki L. Plano; Petska, Kelly S.; Creswell, David J.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v52 n2 p224-235 Apr 2005
With the increased popularity of qualitative research, researchers in counseling psychology are expanding their methodologies to include mixed methods designs. These designs involve the collection, analysis, and integration of quantitative and qualitative data in a single or multiphase study. This article presents an overview of mixed methods research designs. It defines mixed methods research, discusses its origins and philosophical basis, advances steps and procedures used in these designs, and identifies 6 different types of designs. Important design features are illustrated using studies published in the counseling literature. Finally, the article ends with recommendations for designing, implementing, and reporting mixed methods studies in the literature and for discussing their viability and continued usefulness in the field of counseling psychology.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Counseling Psychology, Methods Research, Research Design, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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