Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
A Pragmatic Approach
- David L. Morgan - Portland State University, USA
A practical guide to designing mixed methods research in social science research courses; it goes beyond “how-to” and shows “why-to use”
Qualitative Research (General) | Research Methods & Evaluation (General)
“Key strengths are clarity of presentation, functional focus, limited technical treatment, practical examples, compact length, emphasis on research design, and the chapter on Pragmatism, which is [a] great way around the paradigm debates that often color the use [of] mixed methods.”
“The research examples are very clear and will help students scope and develop their dissertation designs. . . . A second major strength is the emphasis on examples from program interventions and policy evaluation. This alone makes this text a good alternative textbook in program evaluation.”
“Figures are very clear, discussion of pragmatism is thorough, and the writing style is clear and accessible.”
This is a very good resource
Mixed methods research is increasingly important in health and social care research and this book is a useful overview of the synthesis of quantitative and qualitative elements, both for research design and in arriving at conclusions from the data.
An excellent and well written book with easy to understand examples.
Pragmatic philosophy is growing in popularity as the 'what works' approach. This text is really useful for those that are considering mixed methods and the options and alternatives for mixing methods. Sequential mixing is covered with the variations and impact and consequences on research for each. Very useful as part of the defending process of research. Written simply with excellent illustrations/diagrams that are informative and make the text easy and enjoyable to read.
This book is an easy to use and clearly written for early year’s researchers. I also feel this book is a good addition to the recommended reading to undergraduate students trying to understand how research and evidence based practice informs the health and life sciences.
This book is easy to read and clearly written for early year’s researchers and MA students, considering their research projects. I like the clear way in which you can find relevant information within the book. I recommend this to MA students in health and social sciences.
useful for postgraduate students