Big data and increasingly sophisticated research challenges mean that we can no longer rely on ‘off the shelf’ methodologies. This book is essential reading for anyone engaging in mixed methods work, offering a positive call to action and essential guidance.
Cogent, practical, and based on extensive experience—this book will be especially useful to researchers navigating the space between the ideal research designs they were taught and the realities on the ground.
Poth’s framing of complex mixed methods problems reflects the importance of visualising and mapping out complex situations in research. This book acts as a particularly useful tool for developing this key skill as a mixed method researcher.
Professor Poth’s new book takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the world of mixed methods. This easy to read resource provides the nuances required to undertake good mixed methods studies. The book is a must-have for novice and seasoned researchers alike.
Dr. Poth provides a helpful balance of theoretical and practical guidance for new scholars seeking to pursue mixed methods research. Her book, which provides concrete examples illustrating the steps involved in navigating complex research projects, is an invaluable resource for students.
Balancing theory, her experiences, and diverse examples spanning social sciences, Dr. Poth simultaneously initiates readers to mixed methods and explores design complexities that will illuminate many emerging and established scholars. Her accessible, thorough, well-paced text accounts for what, why, and how. Eschewing prescription, she welcomes adaptation in mixed methods research.
Mixed methods research is well established in the literature yet there exists much diversity across many areas and a lack of consensus within the field... This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction into the field.
This book is a good guide for anyone doing complex, multi-phase research, where there are interlinking social and institutional uncertainties and imperfect knowledge about their nature and solutions
Poth describes six adaptive practices to help researchers respond to unfolding conditions in complex social research. She says that the traditional mixed methods approach is limiting and that we need to be more flexible when research is complex, multi-layered and when there are many uncertainties.
This is a very good resource for students and teaching
Very practical and very interesting for who are beginning research.
This text tackles the challenges of designing and undertaking research that is not suited to traditional, tried and tested methods. By exploring why innovative methods are a necessity for studying the complex world we live in, and considering the potential capacity and scope of these, the author encourages researchers to push the boundaries mixed methods research. An insightful and timely text for research in the social sciences.
I have welcomed this book as a strong support to help my students experience and understand that methods are not used against one another but together in order to get rich and enriching results from a broad research. They can hence become fully skilled researchers, grounded into the methods of the 21st century and enjoying the flexibility allowed by the use of mixed methods.
Using this book as a handbook to prepare lectures and use it as a recommended text for research methodology .
Good overall book enable students to follow the different methods of research
This is not a text I would necessarily recommend to every student, but for those keen to work with mixed methods. requiring complex skills base, I would refer them here. Very practical insights given.
A clearly presented publication enabling students to follow a mixed methods approach in their research study.
This book is an excellent resource to support students in their understanding to develop skills of mixed methods; further developing student knowledge of the steps towards complex mixed method approaches.