Series Editors’ Introduction
Chapter 1 • Identifying a Topic, Rationale, and Potential Feasibility Issues for Conducting a Mixed Methods Research or Evaluation Project
Mixed Methods Research in Context
Brief Review of Key Elements of Qualitative Research
Brief Review of Key Elements of Quantitative Research
Brief Review of Key Elements of Mixed Methods Research
Feasibility Issues and Mixed Methods Research
Chapter 2 • Getting Started: Identifying a Research Topic for a Mixed Methods Project
Identifying Your Research Topic
Translating Your “Idea” to “Ink”
Good Research Ideas Come From Stories
Chapter 3 • Reviewing the Literature for a Mixed Methods Project
Purpose of Your Mixed Methods Research Literature Review
Understanding Different Types of Literature Reviews
Conducting a Focused Literature Review of Your Topic
Rightsizing the Literature Review
Identifying Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Studies
Chapter 4 • Incorporating Personal Background, Theory, and Worldviews Into Mixed Methods Research
Introduction to the “Personal Contexts” Concept
Personal and Professional Experience
Theoretical and Conceptual Models
Chapter 5 • Developing the Background, Research Objectives, and Research Questions for a Mixed Methods Research Project
Developing the Background of Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Projects
Situating the Project in the Broader Literature of the Field
Developing a Working Title
Summarizing the Overarching Context
Identifying a Problem in the Literature
Creating General Research Goals/Objectives
Crafting Mixed Methods Research Questions
Refining the Title of the Mixed Methods Project
Chapter 6 • Identifying Data Sources for a Mixed Methods Project
What Is a Data Sources Table?
Data Collection Procedures
Elements of a Data Sources Table
Chapter 7 • Creating Procedural Diagrams of Core Mixed Methods Research Designs
Getting Started by Choosing a Mixed Methods Design
Spectrum of Fixed and Emergent Mixed Methods Research Designs
Three Core Mixed Methods Designs
Guidelines for Drawing Procedural Diagrams for Mixed Methods Studies
Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Research Design
Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods Research Design
Chapter 8 • Constructing Procedural Diagrams of Scaffolded Mixed Methods Designs That Expand Upon Core Designs
Mixed Methods Designs Beyond Core Designs
Scaffolded Mixed Methods Designs Defined
Steps for Creating a Scaffolded Procedural Diagram From the Beginning
Overview of Seven Workbox Illustrations
1. Fundamentals of a General Multistage Framework
2. Fundamentals of Mixed Methods Designs Integrated With Another Methodology
3. Fundamentals of Methods Designs Integrated With Other Designs
4. Fundamentals of Mixed Methods Designs Integrated With a Theoretical/Ideological Framework
Chapter 9 • Integrating Through Sampling in Mixed Methods Research
How to Make Decisions About Sampling
Incorporating Timing and Sampling Relationships Into Specific Mixed Methods Research Designs
Quantitative and Qualitative Sampling Strategies to Incorporate Into Your Mixed Methods Design
Sampling in Quantitative Research
Sampling Strategies for Quantitative Data Collection in Mixed Methods Research
Sampling in Qualitative Research
Sampling Strategies for Qualitative Data Collection in Mixed Methods Research
Sampling Opportunities Arising From Organizational Roles and Functions
Sampling Opportunities Based on Geographic Location
Chapter 10 • Identifying the Intent of Integration and Illustrating Integration Features in Mixed Methods Procedural Diagrams
Integration During Data Collection and Analysis
Integrating Data Collection Strategies Into Mixed Methods Studies
Integration Procedures in Two-Phase Data Collection and Analysis Used in Sequential Designs
Integration Procedures for Mixed Data Analysis
Integration Procedures for Adjunctive Data Collection in Mixed Methods Studies
Adding the Intent of Integration Into Mixed Methods Procedural Diagrams
Data Collection and Analysis Integration Strategies for Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Research Designs
Data Collection and Analysis Integration Strategies for Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods Research Designs
Data Collection and Analysis Integration Strategies for Convergent Mixed Methods Research Designs
Chapter 11 • Creating an Implementation Matrix for a Mixed Methods Study
What Is an Implementation Matrix?
How Can an Implementation Matrix Be Used?
Developing an Implementation Matrix
Creating a Mixed Methods Implementation Matrix
Steps for Creating an Implementation Matrix
Additional Elements That Can Be Added to an Implementation Matrix
Chapter 12 • Ensuring Ethical Conduct of Research With Human Subjects and Developing a Mixed Methods Research Protocol
Why Is Compliance with Human Subjects Research Regulations Important?
Does the Study Qualify as Exempt From Regulatory Oversight?
Why Does Human Subjects Protection in Mixed Methods Research Matter?
What Are Potential Risks to Human Subjects Raised by Participation in a Mixed Methods Research Study?
Discussion of the Language of Human Subjects Versus Human Participants
What Are Potential Benefits of Participation in a Mixed Methods Research Study?
What Is a Mixed Methods Research Protocol?
Why Have a Mixed Methods Research Protocol?
How to Fill in the Research Protocol?
Chapter 13 • Performing Fundamental Steps of Mixed Methods Data Analysis
Why Find Commonality Between Your Qualitative and Quantitative Data?
Seven Fundamental Steps in Mixed Methods Data Analysis
Step 1. Enter, Clean, and Address Gaps or Deficiencies in the Data Based on a Data Collection Inventory
Step 2. Frame the Analysis in Accordance With the Study Purpose
Step 3. Describe Patterns in the Data
Step 4. Use an Organizational Structure for Summarizing the Findings
Step 5. Check for Inconsistencies, Anomalies, or Conflicting Findings
Step 6. Organize the Findings for Dissemination
Step 7. Interpret and Articulate the Findings in Writing Up the Results
Chapter 14 • Developing a Joint Display
Discovering Linkages Between the Qualitative and Quantitative Data for Joint Display Analysis
Steps for Creating a Joint Display Using Joint Display Analysis
Joint Display Innovations: A Circular Joint Display
Chapter 15 • Applying Advanced Procedures in Mixed Data Analysis
What Are Advanced Mixed Methods Data Analysis Procedures?
Why Use Advanced Mixed Methods Data Analysis Procedures?
Determining the Need for Advanced Analysis Procedures
What Are the Different Types of Advanced Mixed Analysis Procedures?
1. Joint Display Analysis
2. Quantitizing—Data Transformation of Qualitative Data Into a Quantitative Form for an Integrated Analysis
3. Qualitizing—Data Transformation of Quantitative Data Into a Qualitative Format for an Integrated Analysis
4. Qualitative Comparative Analysis
5. Geographic Information System Mapping
6. Social Network Analysis
7. Repertory Grid Analysis
Chapter 16 • Ensuring Mixed Methods Research Integrity: Quality Considerations for Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Studies
Quality and Mixed Methods Research
Three Conceptualizations of Mixed Methods Quality
Mixed Methods Research Integrity
Consideration of the Research Quality Issues Relative to the Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Assessing for Threats to Quality in Qualitative Research: Trustworthiness
Assessing for Threats to Quality in Quantitative Research: Validity, Reliability, Generalizability, Reproducibility, and Replicability
Assessing for Threats to Quality in Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Projects
Research Integrity: Quality Assessment in the Methods
Consideration of Research Integrity Issues From the Methodological Perspective: The Legitimation Framework
The Legitimation Perspective on Quality in the Methodology of Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Projects
A Program Approach to Mixed Methods Quality: O’Cathain’s Research and Evaluation Quality
Chapter 17 • Preparing for Submission of Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Articles for Publication
Publishing Opportunities When Conducting Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Projects
Should I Write Empirical or Methodological Papers?
Conducting a Project Inventory for Publishing Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Studies
Selecting Target Journals for Submitting Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation Studies
Identifying Candidate Journals and Rating Them as Submission Destinations
Developing a Comprehensive Publication Plan
Chapter 18 • Writing a Mixed Methods Article Using the Hourglass Design Model
What Are the Publication Formats for Mixed Methods Articles?
Recognizing Your Writing Strengths and Identifying Strategies to Write: Write Early and Write Often
Unique Features and Strategies for Writing a Mixed Methods Title
What Is the Hourglass Model of Writing?
Unique Features and Strategies for Writing a Mixed Methods Article or Chapter
Creating an Outline for Your Dissertation or Thesis
Appendix 1. Mixed Methods Research in Business Example
Appendix 2. Mixed Methods Research in Education Example
Appendix 3. Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences Example