The personal, interpersonal, and social contexts of mixed methods research are discussed more explicitly than in other mixed methods books. Chapters 2 – 10 include specific advice for applying the field of mixed methods research to the reader's own research practices. Issues and Debates sections identify the current debates in the field of mixed methods research about each topic. Application questions prompt readers to apply chapter content to their own mixed methods research practice and encourage them to grapple with the complexities of the field. In-chapter learning aids, including Learning Objectives, Chapter Key Concepts, and Key Resources, help readers master key concepts and ideas.