Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research by John W. Creswell; Vicki L. Plano Clark
Call Number: H62 .C86
Publication Date: 2006-08-18
Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research offers a practical, how-to guide for designing a mixed methods study. The text presents examples from actual, published mixed methods studies drawn across the social, behavioral, health, and education disciplines; incorporates activities and exercises for classroom use or for use by the researcher in preparing designs; contains a full glossary of terms for quick reference or as a study tool; illustrates designs using visual diagrams and flowcharts; and, goes through the entire research process (formulating questions, designing, collecting, interpreting, etc.) using four major types of mixed methods designs. While much has been written about mixed methods from a conceptual and theoretical approach, this is the first book to deliver practical guidance about how to design a mixed method study.