Advances in Mixed Methods Research provides an essential introduction to the fast-growing field of mixed methods research. Bergman's book examines the current state of mixed-methods research, exploring exciting new ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social and health sciences. Contributions from the world's leading experts in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches are brought together, clearing the way for a more constructive approach to social research. These contributions cover the main practical and methodological issues and include a number of different visions of what mixed methods research is. The discussion also covers the use of mixed methods in a diverse range of fields, including sociology, education, politics, psychology, computational science and methodology.
The term ‘mixed-mode’ means different things to different people. Mixed-mode research is often used as an alternative to the better established term ‘mixed methods research’ (e.g. Nicholls et al., 2001) and refers to studies that combine qualitative and quantitative research in a single or multi-phase study (Tashakkori and Teddlie, 1998). In survey research, the term mixed-mode refers to the use of more than one quantitative ...