- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Introduction: Navigating a Turbulent Research Landscape: Working the Boundaries, Tensions, Diversity, and Contradictions of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Inquiry
- A Qualitatively Driven Approach to Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Mixed and Multimethods in Predominantly Quantitative Studies, Especially Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
- Thinking Outside the Q Boxes: Further Motivating a Mixed Research Perspective
- Revisiting Mixed Methods and Advancing Scientific Practices
- Feminist Approaches to Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research: Theory and Praxis
- Transformative and Indigenous Frameworks for Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Understanding and Emphasizing Difference and Intersectionality in Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Putting Ethics on the Mixed Methods Map
- Conducting Mixed Methods Literature Reviews: Synthesizing the Evidence Needed to Develop and Implement Complex Social and Health Interventions
- Designing Multimethod Research
- Issues in Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs: Walking Through a Mixed-Method Project
- Designing Integration in Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Validity in Multimethod and Mixed Research
- Data Analysis I: Overview of Data Analysis Strategies
- Advanced Mixed Analysis Approaches
- Writing Up Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research for Diverse Audiences
- Funding for Mixed Methods Research: Sources and Strategies
- Mentoring the Next Generation in Mixed Methods Research
- Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research in the Fields of Education and Anthropology
- Evolving Mixed and Multimethod Approaches in Psychology
- Participatory Mixed Methods Research
- Moving From Randomized Controlled Trials to Mixed Methods Intervention Evaluations
- Mixed Methods Evaluation
- Applying Multimethod and Mixed Methods to Prevention Research in Global Health
- History and Emergent Practices of Multimethod and Mixed Methods in Business Research
- How Does Mixed Methods Research Add Value to Our Understanding of Development?
- Mixed Methods and Multimodal Research and Internet Technologies
- Conducting Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Online
- Emergent Technologies in Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research: Incorporating Mobile Technologies
- Emergent Technologies in Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research: Incorporating GIS and CAQDAS
- What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?: Practical and Innovative Uses of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Mixed Methods and the Problems of Theory Building and Theory Testing in the Social Sciences
- Preserving Distinctions Within the Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Merger
- Conundrums of Multimethod Research
- It Depends: Possible Impacts of Moving the Field of Mixed Methods Research Toward Best Practice Guidelines
- Feminism, Causation, and Mixed Methods Research
- Causality, Generalizability, and the Future of Mixed Methods Research
- Mixed Methods: Dissonance and Values in Research With Marginalized Groups
- Harnessing Global Social Justice and Social Change With Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research
- Conclusions: Toward an Inclusive and Defensible Multimethod and Mixed Methods Science
Abstract and Keywords
The integration of data and results derived from different methods is intrinsic to multimethod and mixed methods research but has been, for many researchers, a difficult goal to achieve. This chapter examines a broad range of studies, from the natural as well as social sciences, to develop insights into, and strategies for, achieving this integration. The type of design, and the paradigm views of the researchers, are less important for integration than the ability to view the results using different mental models or “lenses.” Direct engagement of the researcher(s) with both types of data, and ongoing interaction between quantitative and qualitative researchers, facilitates integration, as does systematically developing and testing conclusions using both types of data.
Joseph A. Maxwell is a Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, where he teaches courses on research design and methods. He is the author of Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach (second edition, Sage, 2005), as well as papers on qualitative and mixed method research, socio-cultural theory, Native American cultures, and medical education. He has worked extensively in applied settings, and has given invited presentations and workshops on qualitative and mixed method research at conferences and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Europe, and China. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago.
Margaret (Marjee) Chmiel is the manager for publishing and technology at the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Chmiel has spent her career at the intersection of science education and educational technology and media. She completed a doctorate degree with the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University in 2013. Her degree specialization was educational research methods and evaluation. She is particularly interested in mixed methods research design.
Sylvia E. Rogers is a Ph.D. candidate in Instructional Design and Development the University of South Alabama. Her professional background includes work in educational exchange, software technical support and training, and faculty development. She is currently working on her dissertation, a mixed methods grounded theory on why students continue beyond the first year of foreign language. Her research interests include integration in mixed methods research, motivation theories, and online instruction.
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