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date: 15 October 2019

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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.

Keywords: integration, mixed methods, multimethod, design, qualitative, quantitative

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