The Mixed Methods Reader
- Vicki L. Plano Clark - University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
- John W. Creswell - Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan
Mixed Methods | Research Methods & Evaluation (General)
"It premieres the most adept researchers in the field who have bravely and soundly followed mixed methodology approaches."
"Excellent book for students gaining a masters or doctorial degree."
Gives very good insight into the use and understanding of the mixed methods approach
A very comprehensive book that addresses all aspects of mixed methods. It offers practical step-by-step guidance along with considerations that must be addressed when implementing a mixed method approach to your research. The authors experience of incorporating such approaches to their own researcher and the lessons that they have learned is invaluable. For doctorial students and established researchers alike, it is an excellent point of reference (and reflection!). However, for some studying at degree level, they may find the information offered in the book a little too much and difficult to separate. Nonetheless, this is an excellent addition to the cache of mixed methods literature.
This edition can provide my students with a very good guide in the topical areas of Mixed Methods Research.
Already one very similar on different module
One of the must read mixed methods books available. I especially like how the authors reference key readings in the content sections. Especially the chapters on pragmatism, triangulation, purposes, design also the entire PART II are must read. I find chapter 9 a little bit weak as it can be further supported by readings such as Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Teddlie, C. (2003). A framework for analyzing data in mixed methods research. In A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (pp. 351–383). Thousand Oaks, CA: sage.
Li, S., Marquart, J. M., & Zercher, C. (2000). Conceptual Issues and Analytic Strategies in Mixed-Method Studies of Preschool Inclusion. Journal of Early Intervention, 23(2), 116–132. doi:10.1177/105381510002300206
Overall, it is a great book that introduces you to mixed methods research.
This reader is a helpful start for those finding their way with mixed methods research.
Not as detailed as Creswell/Plano Clark book but will use perhaps in future classes.
Excellent text that provide a detailed overview of the research philosophy and approaches mixed methods