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date: 15 October 2019

Abstract and Keywords

In this final chapter, Burke Johnson (a) thanks the authors who constitute this handbook, (b) addresses the question of “What is mixed methods research today?,” (c) provides a word cloud map of handbook concepts, (d) provides a quote/idea from each chapter showing new knowledge, (e) lists some personal insights from studying the chapters, and (f) provides a vision of “Where do we go now?” In this last section, Burke summarizes John Rawls’ theory of justice and applies selected parts, analogously, to help envision a realistic utopia for social/behavioral science. The chapter ends with 18 working characteristics that will help us produce an inclusive and better and more defensible social/behavioral science that capitalizes on all of our strengths.

Keywords: mixed methods, multimethod, inclusive science, dialectical, pluralism, realistic utopia

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