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date: 25 February 2021

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This chapter reviews the developments in mixed methods during the past few years. The chapter introduces 10 scientific developments to emerge in the mixed methods research field. These developments relate to the characteristics of mixed methods and the terms used within it, the value of mixed methods, incorporating philosophies and theory into a mixed methods study, mixed methods designs and procedures, recognizing threats to validity, research questions, displays of jointly presenting results, the writing structure of a study, and the criteria to evaluate the quality of a study. The chapter concludes with recommendations for the future conduct of mixed methods research based on these scientific developments.

Keywords: mixed methods, research, quantitative approaches, qualitative approaches, scientific practices

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