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This chapter enables the reader to consider issues that are likely to affect the analysis of mixed method research (MMMR). It identifies the ways in which data from multimethod and mixed methods research can be integrated in principle and gives detailed examples of different strategies in practice. Furthermore, it examines a particular type of MMMR and discusses an exemplar study in which national survey data are analyzed alongside a longitudinal qualitative study whose sample is drawn from the same national survey. By working through three analytic issues, it shows the complexities and challenges involved in integrating qualitative and quantitative data: issues about linking data sets, similarity (or not) of units of analysis, and concepts and meaning. It draws some conclusions and sets out some future directions for MMMR.
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