The Second Edition of An Applied Guide to Research Designs offers researchers in the social and behavioral sciences guidance for selecting the most appropriate research design to apply in their study. Using consistent terminology, the authors visually present a range of research designs used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to help readers conceptualize, construct, test, and problem solve in their investigation. The Second Edition features revamped and expanded coverage of research designs, new real-world examples and references, a new chapter on action research, and updated ancillaries.
This part includes four popular approaches to mixed methods, followed by some of the associated basic designs (accompanied by brief descriptions of published studies that use the design). Most of the diagrams of mixed method designs were compiled and adapted from two major sources (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2011; Tashakkori & Teddlie, 2010a). Visit the companion website at study.sagepub.com/edmonds2e to access valuable instructor and student resources. These resources include PowerPoint slides, discussion questions, class activities, SAGE journal articles, web resources, and online data sets.
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Note: Mixed methods for experimental, quasi-experimental, and nonexperimental research are shown here, followed by the approach and then the design.
[Page 178]Mixed methods examinations combine various aspects of quantitative and qualitative methods (often referred to as quantitative and ...