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date: 15 October 2019

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This chapter considers the differences and similarities of research in education and anthropology and how mixed methods approaches to these fields contribute to the social and professional sciences. The chapter begins with the evolution of research in the fields of education and anthropology and its importance to contemporary mixed and multimethod conceptualizations and research design applications in these fields. In doing so, the chapter identifies key challenges researchers in the fields of education and anthropology face when conducting multimethod and mixed methods research. The chapter offers some important strategies and case studies that discuss the application of mixed and multimethod approaches applied to educational and anthropological research.

Keywords: educational research, anthropological research, multimethod and mixed methods research, social and professional sciences, research

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